8 days in Santa Fe, Taos Ski Valley & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Santa Fe, Taos Ski Valley & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Taos Ski Valley
— 1 day
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cheesemongers of Santa Fe, Canyon Road, Ten Thousand Waves, and other attractions. On the 30th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and finally walk around Cathedral Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Kakawa Chocolate House, look for gifts at Cheesemongers of Santa Fe, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then take in the natural beauty of Ten Thousand Waves, and finally stroll through Ski Santa Fe.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

College Station to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from College Station to Santa Fe. Traveling from College Station in December, expect nights in Santa Fe to be much colder, around 22°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taos Ski Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Classes

Taos Ski Valley

— 1 day
Taos Ski Valley is a village and alpine ski resort in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area as well as Middlefork Lake. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Middlefork Lake, fly down the slopes at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, then stroll through Lost Lake, and finally take in breathtaking views at Frijoles Canyon.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taos Ski Valley trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos Ski Valley in 2 hours. In January, Taos Ski Valley is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 36°F and lows of 3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos Ski Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

Your list of things to see and do now includes Chimayo Museum, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Santa Fe Farmers Market, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Kids will enjoy Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens and Santa Fe Children's Museum. See some other sides of Santa Fe: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Taos Ski Valley to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos Ski Valley in January: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 44°F and lows are around 20°F. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Powell Point, and finally get great views at Mohave Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect little chillier with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature