7 days in El Paso, Santa Fe & Milwaukee Itinerary

7 days in El Paso, Santa Fe & Milwaukee Itinerary

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7 days in El Paso, Santa Fe & Milwaukee Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
El Paso
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Milwaukee
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Explore El Paso's surroundings by going to Mesilla Book Center (in Mesilla), White Sands National Monument (in Alamogordo) and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (in Las Cruces). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, explore and take pictures at Scenic Drive - Overlook, don't miss a visit to El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmer's Market, and find something for the whole family at Jungle Jaks.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our El Paso itinerary builder tool .

Chicago to El Paso is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to El Paso due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in El Paso: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in El Paso

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Mesilla Book Center, White Sands National Monument, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Magoffin Home State Historic Site ©
Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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 16th (Sun): look for gifts at The Shop - A Christmas Store, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then relax and rejuvenate at ten thousand waves, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally look for gifts at C.G. Higgins Confections.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe holiday planning website .

Getting from El Paso to Santa Fe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In December, Santa Fe is slightly colder than El Paso - with highs of 45°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
day
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, then admire all the interesting features of Miller Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Milwaukee online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Milwaukee in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Milwaukee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, expect nights in Milwaukee to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are little chillier, around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Miller Park ©
Miller Park

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