10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Albuquerque, Fly to Houston

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get great views at Yaki Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

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Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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 (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, then make a trip to ViVO Contemporary, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then make a trip to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 9 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Neighborhoods

Taos

— 3 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Attractions like Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Red River (Kenneth Wyatt Gallery & Goose Lake Trail) and Angel Fire (Turquoise Trout & Vietnam Veterans Memorial). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery and explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taos planning app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Taos reach 83°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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