6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site .

Philadelphia to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Santa Fe. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Santa Fe is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Albuquerque to Los Alamos to see Bandelier National Monument about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Albuquerque. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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