4 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

4 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

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4 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: San Diego


1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque day trip site .

San Diego to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Albuquerque. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally savor the flavors at Kakawa Chocolate House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Meow Wolf, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip builder app .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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