8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Do your shopping at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Keshi. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Santa Fe National Cemetery, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 68°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Arizona Copper Art Museum and Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Douglas Mansion. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail, stop by Trailhead Tea, stroll through Brin's Mesa Trail, and get interesting insight from Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Sedona hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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