2 days in New Mexico & Idaho Itinerary

2 days in New Mexico & Idaho Itinerary

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2 days in New Mexico & Idaho Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Albuquerque
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church and then get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque journey maker .

Chicago to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then see the interesting displays at Basque Museum & Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boise visit planning site .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Boise in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Basque Museum & Cultural Center ©
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

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