3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly

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Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

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.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. On your second day here, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe online driving holiday planner.

Chicago to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

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 14th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque travel site.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.