6 days in Santa Fe, Grand Canyon National Park & Durango Itinerary

6 days in Santa Fe, Grand Canyon National Park & Durango Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Durango
3
Durango
— 1 day
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Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planning app.

Wichita to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Wichita in May, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Fe in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Durango

— 1 day
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durango route builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Durango in 11 hours. In June, daytime highs in Durango are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure