3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico holiday planner

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Albuquerque
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Albuquerque

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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 21st (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest, and then stroll through La Luz Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then contemplate the long history of Coronado Historic Site, and finally walk around Elena Gallegos Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Albuquerque is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, you will find days in Albuquerque are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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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.