20 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

20 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

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20 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + taxi:  20​h 45​min
1
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Boynton Canyon Trail and Wupatki National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro and Sedona Stargazing. Venture out of the city with trips to Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument & Historic Brewing Company) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North, hike along Airport Mesa, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sedona is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Sedona, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Pillsbury Wine Company North, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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 Hopi Point and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pipe Creek Vista ©
Pipe Creek Vista

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ski Santa Fe and Railyard Park. Get in touch with nature at Taos Ski Valley Resort and Bandelier National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Taos Mesa Brewing (in El Prado) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Donna's Designs/ Girasole Glassworks, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos Ski Valley Resort, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Ski Santa Fe ©
Ski Santa Fe
Taos Mesa Brewing ©
Taos Mesa Brewing

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 2nd (Sun), walk around Howard Murph Memorial Park and then explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach, and then make a trip to Loteria Corpus Christi Mural.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Corpus Christi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Corpus Christi is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in February, expect Corpus Christi to be much hotter, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Howard Murph Memorial Park, Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Howard Murph Memorial Park ©
Howard Murph Memorial Park

2
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Corpus Christi in February, plan for a bit cooler days in South Padre Island, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Armadillo's Leap Winery. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg route planner .

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Museums Nature

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards

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