5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly

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Santa Fe

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Taos (Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Meow Wolf, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planning app.

Atlanta to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in July, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
nights
Albuquerque

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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at The Candy Lady, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.