7 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Santa Fe Itinerary

7 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Santa Fe Itinerary

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7 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

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 4th (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then stroll through Hermit Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect much colder with lows of 50°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at San Miguel Chapel and New Mexico Museum of Art. San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and El Santuario de Chimayo will appeal to history buffs. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Taos Art Museum in Taos, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Keshi, view the masterpieces at El Nicho, steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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