5 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

5 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

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 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip maker website.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, Albuquerque is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lacuna Galleries, hunt for treasures at Santa fe Society of Artists, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then make a trip to ViVO Contemporary, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums