6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (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 your second day here, wander the streets of Canyon Road, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe day trip planner.

Newark to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Newark in May, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 2 nights

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 Bandelier National Monument, Jemez Hot Springs, White Sands National Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Very Large Array, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandelier National Monument, and finally stroll through White Sands National Monument. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in May, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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