5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary tool .

Phoenix to Albuquerque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 83°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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 Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online route planner .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albuquerque in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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