11 days in New Mexico, Grand Canyon National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico, Grand Canyon National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Red River
— 1 night
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights

1
night
Red River

Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goose Lake Trail, thenget your game on at Red River Community House, thenhike along Mallette Park Nature Trail, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Red River trip website.

Mobile to Red River is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Red River due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mobile in May, expect Red River to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Red River

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Red River Community House ©
Red River Community House

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, thenget to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, let little ones run wild at A Park Above, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque itinerary maker site.

Drive from Red River to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Red River in May: highs in Albuquerque hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

A Park Above
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ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park

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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: hike along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, thenHead underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, thenhave some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in San Antonio hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Austin
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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