8 days in New Mexico & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Nashville

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Ryders.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary app .

Nashville to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Outdoors
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Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon ©
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon

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 Taos Pueblo. Escape the urban bustle at Valles Caldera National Preserve and Los Alamos Nature Center. Get some cultural insight at Canyon Road and Santa Fe Plaza. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe tour builder website .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 56°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Taos Pueblo, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos Nature Center
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon South Rim. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kolb Studio, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning 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 Trails Outdoors
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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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