5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alamogordo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Roswell
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Atlanta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Keshi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in the exciting artwork at Mark White Fine Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally stop by The Shop - A Christmas Store.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe attractions site .

Atlanta to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Keshi ©
Keshi
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hike along Osha Trail, learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alamogordo itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Alamogordo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alamogordo, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Roswell.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Osha Trail
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery, and then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Roswell tour planner .

Getting from Alamogordo to Roswell by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery

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