15 days in Chapel Hill & Santa Fe Itinerary

15 days in Chapel Hill & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Chapel Hill
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 10 nights
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Chapel Hill

— 4 nights
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chapel Hill: St. Mary's Chapel (in Hillsborough), Hawk Manor Falconry (in Lillington) and Fuquay-Varina (Drake's Landing & Draft Line Brewing). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, don't miss a visit to Destination Downtown, see the interesting displays at Mebane Train Display, and deepen your understanding at University of North Carolina.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chapel Hill road trip planning website.

Durham to Chapel Hill is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chapel Hill are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 10 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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Los Alamos (Frijoles Canyon & Bandelier National Monument), Taos (La Hacienda del los Martinez, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, &more) and Taos Mesa Brewing (in El Prado). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, trek along Canyon Trail, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

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Traveling by flight from Chapel Hill to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chapel Hill to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chapel Hill in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips