12 days in Lubbock, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

12 days in Lubbock, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lubbock
— 2 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial, thenexamine the collection at Science Spectrum Museum, thenexamine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Prairie Dog Town. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at American Wind Power Center, steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, and then appreciate the history behind Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lubbock trip itinerary builder website.

Houston to Lubbock is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Lubbock. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge), Taos Drums (in Ranchos De Taos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, wander the wide-open spaces of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lubbock to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lubbock in July; daily highs in Santa Fe reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, don't miss a visit to Madonna of the Trail, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Plan trip to Albuquerque with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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