3 days in Las Cruces & Albuquerque Itinerary

3 days in Las Cruces & Albuquerque Itinerary

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Las Cruces
— 1 day
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces — 1 day

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture and then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

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New York City to Las Cruces is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Las Cruces. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Las Cruces to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.
Historic Sites

Albuquerque — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque planning app.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Las Cruces in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Albuquerque, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods