6 days in Santa Fe & Roswell Itinerary

6 days in Santa Fe & Roswell Itinerary

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Santa Fe
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Santa Fe

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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 19th (Mon): make a trip to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, take in the exciting artwork at El Nicho, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Santa Fe. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping


— 3 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roswell: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (in Carlsbad Caverns National Park), Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (in Carlsbad) and Ruidoso (Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Spas, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District, stop by Alien Zone Area 51, and see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Roswell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Roswell: highs are around 97°F and lows about 68°F.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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