3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Denver

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary planning site .

Denver to Albuquerque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip app .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in May since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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