5 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

5 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

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5 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kansas City

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as San Miguel Chapel and El Rancho de las Golondrinas are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace of the Governors and Millicent Rogers Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), La Chiripada Winery (in Dixon) and La Hacienda del los Martinez (in Taos). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Los Alamos History Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art.

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Kansas City to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taos, Los Alamos History Museum, La Chiripada Winery
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico Museum of Art ©
New Mexico Museum of Art
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site, then make a trip to Spaceship House, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife West Nature Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Coronado Historic Site, Tinkertown Museum, Wildlife West Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife West Nature Park ©
Wildlife West Nature Park
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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