7 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Arizona Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Page
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Long House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park driving holiday planner.

New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

3
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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning website.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Page.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenenjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon

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