12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Santa Fe

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder.

New York City 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 changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 61°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tucson tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Tucson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in March; daily highs in Tucson reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Sabino Canyon
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Montezuma Castle National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, and cruise along Oak Creek Canyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in March, you will find days in Sedona are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Cathedral Rock
4.8
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Must see
Oak Creek Canyon
4.7

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mather Point and Bar 10 Ranch Activities. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 23°F, while days are little chillier, around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Rim Trail
5.0

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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