15 days in Rio Rancho & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in Rio Rancho & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in Rio Rancho & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rio Rancho
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
End: Seattle

9
nights
Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho ©
Rio Rancho is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bandelier National Monument and Ghost Ranch. Visit Laguna Pueblo Mission and Coronado Historic Site for their historical value. Explore Rio Rancho's surroundings by going to Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum (in Milan), New Mexico Mining Museum (in Grants) and Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, steep yourself in history at Sky City Cultural Center, view the masterpieces at Fuller Lodge Art Center, and do a tasting at Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio Rancho travel route planner.

Seattle to Rio Rancho is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Rio Rancho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect nights in Rio Rancho to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Rio Rancho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Coronado Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to LeMay - America's Car Museum and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour (in Mukilteo), Efeste (in Woodinville) and Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Rio Rancho to Seattle with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio Rancho to Seattle. Traveling from Rio Rancho in June, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Woodinville, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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