14 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

14 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Atlanta

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Mesa Verde National Park

— 5 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Attractions like Majestic Dude Ranch and Canyon Country Discovery Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa Verde National Park: Cortez (Hovenweep National Monument, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, &more), Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Balcony House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, and stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park travel app.

Atlanta to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Family-friendly places like Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife