8 days in Rochester & Santa Fe Itinerary

8 days in Rochester & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Rochester
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Rochester

— 3 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Niagara Falls (Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, &more), Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (in Dundee) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, do a tasting at Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard, and stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Rochester. September in Rochester sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in Cochiti Pueblo (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Fe National Historic Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel route builder site.

You can fly from Rochester to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Santa Fe. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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