8 days in Santa Fe & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Santa Fe & New Orleans Itinerary

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8 days in Santa Fe & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
1
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Santa Fe

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, & more), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe journey builder app .

In August, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Garden District, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, stop by Faulkner House Books, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to New Orleans. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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