5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Austin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, thenexamine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online road trip planner.

Austin to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in December, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 49°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip site.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, expect little chillier with lows of 22°F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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