7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Phoenix

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
You've now added Rainbow Ryders to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then soar above the sights with Rainbow Ryders.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque travel planning site .

New Orleans to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Albuquerque are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are slightly colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Outdoors Museums
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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 added The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albuquerque in May since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°F in Grand Canyon National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chapel of the Holy Cross as well as Montezuma Castle National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Get in touch with nature at Doe Mountain Trail and Cathedral Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Well (in Rimrock) and Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars and contemplate the long history of Honanki Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rimrock, Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, Page Springs Cellars, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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