7 days in Santa Fe & Yakima Itinerary

7 days in Santa Fe & Yakima Itinerary

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7 days in Santa Fe & Yakima Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Yakima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Seattle

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Taos (Balloon Rides, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and make a trip to ViVO Contemporary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner .

Seattle to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Yakima.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Yakima

Yakima ©
Yakima is a U.S. On the 31st (Thu), walk around Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park and then steep yourself in history at Thorp Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Yakima Valley Museum, experience rural life at Johnson's Orchards, then go for a walk through Yakima Area Arboretum & Botanical Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to The teapot Dome Gas Station.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yakima journey maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Fe to Yakima. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Yakima are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yakima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park, Thorp Mill, The teapot Dome Gas Station
Highlights from your plan
Thorp Mill ©
Thorp Mill
Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park ©
Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park
Johnson's Orchards ©
Johnson's Orchards

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