26 days in Denver, Grand Junction & Omaha Itinerary

26 days in Denver, Grand Junction & Omaha Itinerary

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26 days in Denver, Grand Junction & Omaha Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Grand Junction
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Omaha
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Mountain Blown Glass, Spas, &more), Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, National Museum of World War II Aviation, &more) and Mini Incline (in Castle Rock). There's much more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

Plan my day in Denver using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in April since evenings lows in Denver dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Estes Park, Miramont Castle Museum, Mini Incline, Summit Lake Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Beer Tastings & Tours

9
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Moab (Arches National Park, The T Shirt Shop, &more), Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway) and Devil's Thumb Golf Club (in Delta). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery, and get great views at Warner Point.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Denver to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Moab, Palisade, Warner Point, Colorado National Monument, Devil's Thumb Golf Club
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omaha: Lincoln (Nebraska State Capitol, Museum of American Speed, &more) and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury). There's still lots to do: see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Grand Junction to Omaha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Junction to Omaha is 1 hour. In April in Omaha, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lincoln, Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs

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