10 days in Abiquiu & Santa Fe Itinerary

10 days in Abiquiu & Santa Fe Itinerary

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10 days in Abiquiu & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Abiquiu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Abiquiu


Abiquiu ©
Abiquiú is a small census-designated place located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abiquiu: Black Mesa Winery (in Velarde), Chimayo Trading & Mercantile (in Chimayo) and Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Plaza Blanca, admire the masterpieces at Ghost Ranch, cruise along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, and explore the activities along Abiqui Lake.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Abiquiu trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Abiquiu. In September, daytime highs in Abiquiu are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Abiquiu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Mountainview Mall, Black Mesa Winery, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Chimayo Trading & Mercantile
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
Opal Lake Trail ©
Opal Lake Trail

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 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally stop by Wind River Trading Company.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Abiquiu to Santa Fe takes an hour. Traveling from Abiquiu in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road