10 days in Arizona, Santa Fe & South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in Arizona, Santa Fe & South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in Arizona, Santa Fe & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  29​h
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
6
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Chicago


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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix attractions planning site .

Chicago to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, around 85°F, while days are much warmer, around 106°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Page journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Page is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 97°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are cooler (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Sedona reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in July, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Presidential Trail, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Keystone by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. July in Keystone sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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