8 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque day trip planning website .

Nashville to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bandelier National Monument as well as Palace of the Governors. Canyon Road and Taos Pueblo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albuquerque in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Taos Pueblo
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 42°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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