5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fruita
— 1 night
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 2 nights

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Mesa Park Vineyards and then do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fruita trip website.

Dallas to Fruita is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Fruita. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Fruita: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Fruita

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palisade, Colorado National Monument, Downtown Grand Junction
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Long House, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Getting from Fruita to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fruita in October, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. On your second day here, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip maker website.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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