10 days in Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Arizona Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, wander the streets of Canyon Road, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves, and then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

Plan trip to Santa Fe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Toronto, Canada to Santa Fe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Toronto in March, plan for warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, thenlearn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in March since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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.
On the 12th (Tue), get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker site.

Drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in March, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 16°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are much warmer (8°C). On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Phoenix holiday builder website.

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in March; daily highs in Phoenix reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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