6 days in Santa Fe & Los Alamos Itinerary

6 days in Santa Fe & Los Alamos Itinerary

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6 days in Santa Fe & Los Alamos Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Los Alamos
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Santa Fe

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.
For shopping fun, head to Nedra Matteucci Galleries or Keshi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc.. Venture out of the city with trips to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo), Tesuque Glass Works (in Tesuque) and Taos (203 Fine Art & Taos Pueblo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, shop like a local with El Nicho, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Santa Fe. October in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Los Alamos History Museum, then stop by Fuller Lodge Art Center, and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, take an in-depth tour of Bradbury Science Museum, and then get great views at White Rock Overlook Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Alamos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you will find days in Los Alamos are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Jemez Springs
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Los Alamos History Museum ©
Los Alamos History Museum

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