21 days in Arizona, Texas & New Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Arizona, Texas & New Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Arizona, Texas & New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Santa Ana
Drive + Fly:  4 h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Lubbock
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Santa Ana

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Heard Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip tool .

Santa Ana to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Ana to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Ana in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Sedona to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

4
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
day
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 28th (Tue), examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lubbock tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Page to Lubbock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Page to Lubbock, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Lubbock are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
Lubbock Veterans Memorial ©
Lubbock Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

Make your Austin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Lubbock to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fredericksburg, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, theme parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, San Antonio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally make a trip to Meow Wolf.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe visit planning website .

Fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Santa Fe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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