3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico travel planner

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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel route planner.

Lexington to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lexington in May, Santa Fe is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.