35 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

35 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

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35 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
1
Santa Fe
— 31 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Santa Fe

31
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Millicent Rogers Museum. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Taos (River Rafting & Tubing, Enchanted Circle Drive, & more), Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch, & more) and Ranchos De Taos (San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church & Taos Drums). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Hyde Memorial State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport. August in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Abiquiu, Cochiti Pueblo
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Horseback Riding Tours
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Unser Racing Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball ©
Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

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