6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7 h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: Newark

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taos Plaza as well as Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center. On the 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center, make a trip to Taos Plaza, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

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Newark to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in May, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Taos Plaza, Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument, Very Large Array and ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Very Large Array and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Mexico
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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden ©
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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