6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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.
You've added Murder Mystery Dinner Event - The Spy House, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, Albuquerque Biological Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park, thenenjoy the dining and entertainment at Murder Mystery Dinner Event - The Spy House, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandelier National Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner.

Chicago to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park

1
night
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 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, thenadmire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally stop by Tin - Nee - Ann.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip app.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. On the 25th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Los Alamos History Museum and then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Alamos online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Alamos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Fe in June: highs in Los Alamos hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Museums Childrens Museums
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Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Los Alamos History Museum ©
Los Alamos History Museum

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes History and Ghost Tours of Old Town as well as The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at History and Ghost Tours of Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner.

Getting from Los Alamos to Albuquerque by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Los Alamos in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Nightlife Tours Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
History and Ghost Tours of Old Town ©
History and Ghost Tours of Old Town

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