11 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Utah Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Utah Itinerary

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11 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Utah Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Shuttle + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Fe, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour combination of subway, flight, and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Santa Fe is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Phoenix, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and then stop by The Hike House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 94°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Page online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 96°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

few
hours
Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 15th (Fri), get great views at Observation Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in June, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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