6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Petroglyph National Monument and Bandelier National Monument. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma, about 1h 30 min away.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque visit planning website .

Dallas to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In July, Albuquerque is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at New Mexico History Museum and Museum of International Folk Art. Canyon Road and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner .

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

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