6 days in Flagstaff & Albuquerque Itinerary

6 days in Flagstaff & Albuquerque Itinerary

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6 days in Flagstaff & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tusayan Museum and Bright Angel History Room. Get outdoors at Canyon Village Marketplace and South Kaibab Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapel of the Holy Cross (in Sedona) and Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Lookout Studio, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff tour itinerary maker app .

San Francisco to Flagstaff is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Chapel of the Holy Cross
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Albuquerque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Flagstaff in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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