12 days in Denver & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

12 days in Denver & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Shawnee
Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
End: Colorado Springs

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Colorado Springs (Michael Garman Museum & Gallery & Garden of the Gods). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver journey planner.

Shawnee to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shawnee to Denver. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

8
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bright Angel Trail, cruise along Cape Royal, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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