6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico planner

Make it your trip
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

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 19th (Fri): have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool.

San Antonio to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in November: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 59°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planning app.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 54°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
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.