8 days in Wichita, Santa Fe & Las Cruces Itinerary

8 days in Wichita, Santa Fe & Las Cruces Itinerary

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Wichita
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
Bus to El Paso, Fly to Wichita
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Wichita
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Wichita — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Great Plains Nature Center, see the interesting displays at Mid-America All-Indian Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arkansas River Trail.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Wichita trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Wichita. October in Wichita sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Santa Fe — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Miguel Chapel and Randall Davey Audubon Center. Take a break from the city and head to Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument and Canyon Trail. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Jemez Springs to see Jemez Mountains about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, wander the streets of Canyon Road, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and admire the striking features of The Oldest House.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wichita in October: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 69°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Cruces.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Las Cruces — 1 night

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 13th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church.

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You can drive from Santa Fe to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in October; daily highs in Las Cruces reach 78°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Wichita.
Historic Sites

Wichita — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Old Cowtown Museum and then don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wichita online visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Las Cruces to Wichita in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip