6 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

6 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

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6 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Albuquerque
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary builder.

Seattle to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at ten thousand waves, look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market, and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and then ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
On the 6th (Fri), stop by Coronado Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip generator.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, things will get a bit warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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