5 days in Las Cruces, Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Las Cruces
— 1 night
— 1 night
Santa Fe
— 2 nights


Las Cruces — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Billy the Kid Gift Shop, Mesilla Plaza, Tortugas Mountain, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, make a trip to Mesilla Plaza, and then contemplate the long history of Billy the Kid Gift Shop. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Tortugas Mountain, then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, and then learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Cruces travel itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Las Cruces is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 1 night

Duke City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Palms Trading Company and ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Cruces in November, you will find days in Albuquerque are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

City Different

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kakawa Chocolate House as well as Taos Pueblo. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Kakawa Chocolate House, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, and then make a trip to Taos Pueblo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online day trip planner.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in November: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 54°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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