15 days in New Mexico & Phoenix Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico & Phoenix Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Grants
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
End: Kelowna

2
nights
Grants

Grants ©
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of El Malpais National Monument and then examine the collection at Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at El Morro National Monument, then browse the exhibits of New Mexico Mining Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grants tour itinerary planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Grants is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Grants are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Grants

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum, El Morro National Monument
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El Malpais National Monument ©
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument ©
El Morro National Monument
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum ©
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum

1
night
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jemez Springs vacation planner.

Drive from Grants to Jemez Springs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grants in September, you will find days in Jemez Springs are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

3
nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe and Enchanted Circle Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Balloon Rides. When in Taos, make a side trip to see Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, approximately Cimarron away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, explore the world behind art at Blumenschein Home & Museum, and examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in October, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Philmont Scout Ranch, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Balloon Rides

1
night
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, then contemplate the waterfront views at Park Lake, and then examine the collection at Route 66 Auto Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Rosa takes 3 hours. Traveling from Taos in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 4°C in Santa Rosa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Nature Parks Museums
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Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Park Lake ©
Park Lake
Route 66 Auto Museum ©
Route 66 Auto Museum

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Rancho de las Golondrinas and Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Plaza Blanca will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos), Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Ghost Ranch (in Abiquiu). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel and take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

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

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Santa Fe takes 2 hours. In October in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Abiquiu, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Tom's Thumb Trailhead and KOLI Equestrian Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: McDowell Sonoran Preserve (in Scottsdale) and Cave Creek (Cave Creek Regional Park & Spur Cross Ranch). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hole in the Rock, get lost in a book at Burton Barr Central Library, steep yourself in history at The Rosson House Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area.

Plan my day in Phoenix using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch

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