4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Houston

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Chocolate Dude, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque journey planner .

Houston to Albuquerque is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in May: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 77°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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Tinkertown Museum
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, take in the exciting artwork at Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then view the masterpieces at El Nicho, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Keshi. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Rainbow Man, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by bus takes about an hour. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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