16 days in New Orleans, Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

16 days in New Orleans, Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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16 days in New Orleans, Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  23​h 30​min
Manchester

4
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oak Alley Plantation and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Change things up with a short trip to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mardi Gras World, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey planning site .

Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Mardi Gras World ©
Mardi Gras World

4
days
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.
You'll explore and learn at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Palace of the Governors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Taos Pueblo and Canyon Road. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Taos (Millicent Rogers Museum & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and examine the collection at Harrell House of Natural Oddities.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip site .

Fly from New Orleans to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Santa Fe. Traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, Tesuque Glass Works
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Santa Fe in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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