4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

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4 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  2​h
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Los Alamos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Santa Fe
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: San Diego

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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 other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque online travel route planner .

San Diego to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Los Alamos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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hours
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore and take pictures at Bandelier National Monument and then explore the striking landscape of Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Los Alamos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, expect Los Alamos to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church as well as Taos Pueblo. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos trip builder .

Traveling by car from Los Alamos to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Taos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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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 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip site .

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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