4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ruidoso
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Monterrey

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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip website .

Monterrey, Mexico to Albuquerque is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monterrey to Albuquerque. In December, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Childrens Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo

1
night
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grindstone Stables as well as Ruidoso Winter Park. On the 29th (Sun), trot along with Grindstone Stables, have fun at Ruidoso Winter Park, stop by The Ruidoso Trading Post, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally find something for the whole family at Pillow's Funtrackers.

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Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Ruidoso takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ruidoso can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

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Ruidoso Winter Park
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Ruidoso Winter Park ©
Ruidoso Winter Park
Grindstone Stables ©
Grindstone Stables
Horseback Riding Tours

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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 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel and then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe attractions site .

Drive from Ruidoso to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Ruidoso in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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