6 days in Denver, Las Cruces & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

6 days in Denver, Las Cruces & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night

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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 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary tool.

Mobile to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mobile in December, with highs in Denver at 43°F and lows at 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Las Cruces Water Tank Murals, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Albino Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Albino, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Cruces, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Denver to Las Cruces in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in December, with highs in Las Cruces at 57°F and lows at 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites
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Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
San Albino Church ©
San Albino Church
Basilica of San Albino ©
Basilica of San Albino

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Rocky Mountain National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Cruces in December, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 46°F and 17°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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