8 days in New Mexico & Arizona Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico & Arizona Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights

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Santa Fe

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City Different

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.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and then admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors and then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder.

Atlanta to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: highs in Santa Fe hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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Specialty Museum
New Mexico History Museum
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Religious Site
San Miguel Chapel
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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 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, hike along Hermit Trail, then get great views at Mohave Point, and finally look for gifts at Tusayan General Store. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Lookout
Mohave Point
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Lookout
Yaki Point
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Doe Mountain Trail and Bear Mountain Trail. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Clarkdale to see Hillside Letter C about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, and stop by The Sedona Fudge Company.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Hiking Trail
Doe Mountain Trail
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Hiking Trail
Bear Mountain Trail
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