11 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley & Santa Fe Itinerary

11 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley & Santa Fe Itinerary

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11 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then get great views at Grandview Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Manchester, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online day trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Navajo Cultural Center, Navajo National Monument
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

4
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Millicent Rogers Museum and El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Ghost Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Taos Pueblo (in Taos), San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). There's much more to do: make a trip to Canyon Road, delve into the distant past at Puye Cliff Dwellings, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and see the interesting displays at Harrell House of Natural Oddities.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo, San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Ghost Ranch, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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