10 days in New Mexico & Arizona Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico & Arizona Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico & Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then don't miss a visit to The Plaza.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe vacation builder site .

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 58°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sedona journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 67°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 3rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park planning site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are much colder (26°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then stroll through Lone Rock Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix attractions tool .

Fly from Page to Phoenix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in April, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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