5 days in New Mexico & Sedona Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico & Sedona Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico & Sedona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taos online attractions planner .

San Francisco to Taos is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Taos when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Balloon Rides

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 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner .

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in May, expect Santa Fe to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, hike along Doe Mountain Trail, and then trek along Fay Canyon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in May since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

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