22 days in New Mexico, Northern Arizona & South Central Colorado Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico, Northern Arizona & South Central Colorado Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Chinle
— 2 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Miguel Chapel and Canyon Road. Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Millicent Rogers Museum (in Taos) and Ranchos De Taos (Taos Drums & San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Mama's Minerals, and examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Albuquerque Museum. Popular historic sites such as Petroglyph National Monument and San Felipe de Neri Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (in Socorro) and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum (in Pueblo of Acoma). There's still lots to do: get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, visit Albuquerque Old Town, and appreciate the history behind Madonna of the Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum ©
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, then do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alamogordo trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Albuquerque to Alamogordo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries · Shopping
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Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert

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Chinle

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and then steep yourself in history at Hubbell Trading Post. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through White House Ruins Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Chinle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Alamogordo in November, things will get little chillier in Chinle: highs are around 55°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hubbell Trading Post
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
White House Ruins Trail
White House Ruins Trail

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Page

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Powell. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

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Getting from Chinle to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. Explore hidden gems such as Mather Point and Lipan Point. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. In November, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 54°F and lows of 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Tusayan
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Williams Depot
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Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 27th (Fri), stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 27°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle

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