2 days in Los Alamos & Santa Fe Itinerary

2 days in Los Alamos & Santa Fe Itinerary

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2 days in Los Alamos & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Los Alamos
Los Alamos
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
End: Los Alamos

Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from White Rock Overlook Park and then delve into the distant past at Bandelier National Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Alamos. In October, daily temperatures in Los Alamos can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Alamos

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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
White Rock Overlook Park ©
White Rock Overlook Park

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.
San Ildefonso Pueblo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then make a trip to San Ildefonso Pueblo, and finally make a trip to Canyon Road.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip website .

Getting from Los Alamos to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Los Alamos in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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San Ildefonso Pueblo ©
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road