6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos (Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos Pueblo, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, hunt for treasures at Santa fe Society of Artists, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner .

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque attractions planning app .

Take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

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

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