12 days in Moab & Santa Fe Itinerary

12 days in Moab & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Delicate Arch). On the 27th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Moab Brand Trails, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab visit planning site.

Pittsburgh to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Moab. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

City Different

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Taos Drums (in Ranchos De Taos), Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips