15 days in Arizona & New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Arizona & New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Powell, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Page day trip tool.

Orlando to Page is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Page. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Page reach 79°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time, and don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, hike along Airport Mesa, and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are warmer (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, then admire the architecture and history at Old Adobe Mission, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in May; daily highs in Phoenix reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then stop by Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get much colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 73°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): stop by The Candy Lady, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Albuquerque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.