15 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Clarkdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Deming
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Anchorage

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 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach, then tour the water at your own pace with All In Boat Rentals, then take in breathtaking views at The Chains, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary planner.

Anchorage to Page is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Anchorage to Page due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for much warmer days in Page, with highs around 96°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Water, River Rafting & Tubing
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Point and Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Walhalla Overlook.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park planning website .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (85°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Clarkdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Clarkdale

Clarkdale ©
Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion, contemplate the long history of Holy Family Church, view the masterpieces at Raku Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Chief Surgeon's House.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Clarkdale holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Clarkdale in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Clarkdale to be much warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Clarkdale

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jerome
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Chief Surgeon's House ©
Chief Surgeon's House
Raku Gallery ©
Raku Gallery

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix attractions planner.

Getting from Clarkdale to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Clarkdale in June; daily highs in Phoenix reach 107°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Deming.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
Deming

Deming ©
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, examine the collection at Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum Deming, identify plant and animal life at Mimbres River Preserve, then do a tasting at St. Clair Winery & Vineyard, and finally explore the world behind art at Deming Arts Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Deming online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Phoenix to Deming with the Route module. In June, Deming is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 98°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Deming

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mimbres River Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
Deming Arts Center ©
Deming Arts Center

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mark White Fine Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Harrell House of Natural Oddities, then take in the exciting artwork at Tesuque Glass Works, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Keshi, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Deming to Santa Fe. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Deming in June; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Tesuque Glass Works, Santo Nino Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Keshi ©
Keshi
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Santo Nino Chapel ©
Santo Nino Chapel

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 77°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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