30 days in Santa Fe, Phoenix & Palm Springs Itinerary

30 days in Santa Fe, Phoenix & Palm Springs Itinerary

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Santa Fe

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Taos (Millicent Rogers Museum, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, &more), Taos Clay Studio (in El Prado) and Los Alamos (Bandelier National Monument & Float Los Alamos). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Meow Wolf, get active on the water at New Mexico River Adventures, and see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Fe using our trip planner.

Albuquerque to Santa Fe is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Side Trips

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Phoenix

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite), Thunderbird Conservation Park (in Glendale) and Camp Verde (Verde Valley Archaeology Center & Montezuma Castle National Monument). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, let the river carry you with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip planning site.

Fly from Santa Fe to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in June: highs in Phoenix hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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Off-Road Tours
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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: 29 Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery (in Twentynine Palms), Desert Holocaust Memorial (in Palm Desert) and Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs tour planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Palm Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect little chillier with lows of 75°F in Palm Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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