4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

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 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe route builder tool .

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valles Caldera National Preserve, El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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 12th (Mon): engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 64°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums
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