6 days in Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Amarillo
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Amarillo

2
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.
You've now added Meow Wolf to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Meow Wolf, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, then do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Traveler's Market, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe journey builder app .

Amarillo to Santa Fe is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 84°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
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El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then get great views at Yaki Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get great views at Maricopa Point, get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Pima Point ©
Pima Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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