15 days in Santa Fe, Denver Area & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Santa Fe, Denver Area & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tombstone
— 4 nights
Drive to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Fly to Santiago de los Caballeros

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Santa Fe

— 6 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.
San Miguel Chapel and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Dale Ball Trails. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Los Alamos (Bradbury Science Museum & Los Alamos History Museum) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Fe National Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online holiday planner.

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic to Santa Fe is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros to Santa Fe is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Mines Museum of Earth Science. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Shadow Mountain Gallery (in Evergreen) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tombstone.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tombstone

— 4 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Step out of the city life by going to Colossal Cave Mountain Park and San Pedro House. Get some cultural insight at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and O.K. Corral. Step out of Tombstone to go to Willcox and see Chiricahua National Monument, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Tree Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Belleza Fine Art Gallery, examine the collection at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, and do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tombstone online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denver to Tombstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tombstone, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips