8 days in Denver & Grand Junction Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Grand Junction Itinerary

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Start: Nottingham
Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
End: Nottingham

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Georgetown (Hotel de Paris Museum & Foster's Place Playground), Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Battlefield Colorado) and North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning app.

Nottingham, UK to Denver is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Nottingham in July, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Georgetown, Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Hidee Gold Mine, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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. On the 23rd (Thu), get curious at John McConnell Math and Science Center, do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then make a trip to Clark Family Orchards, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, and then make a trip to Canyon View Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip itinerary app.

Fly from Denver to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Grand Junction hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Colorado National Monument
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Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Canyon View Park ©
Canyon View Park

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