10 days in Santa Fe, Beaufort & New Orleans Itinerary

10 days in Santa Fe, Beaufort & New Orleans Itinerary

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10 days in Santa Fe, Beaufort & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Denton
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
2
Beaufort
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Denton

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 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Barrio de Analco, explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally contemplate the long history of El Santuario de Chimayo. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take in the exciting artwork at Manitou Galleries, and finally do a tasting at The Wine Spot.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Fe holiday maker app .

Denton to Santa Fe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denton to Santa Fe. In May, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Denton - with highs of 73°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaufort National Cemetery and The Point. Visiting Folly Field Beach Park and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Beaufort to Hilton Head to see The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Sands and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Beaufort trip app .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Santa Fe to Beaufort in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Beaufort, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 65°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hilton Head, The Sands
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Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
The Sands ©
The Sands
Beaufort National Cemetery ©
Beaufort National Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Ultimate Swamp Adventures will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Beaufort to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beaufort to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beaufort in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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