7 days in Lufkin & New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Lufkin & New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
— 2 nights



— 1 day
Lufkin is a city in and the county seat of Angelina County in eastern Texas, United States. On the 8th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Angelina National Forest.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lufkin online day trip planner.

Houston to Lufkin is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Lufkin can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Lufkin

Parks · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). There's still lots to do: stop by Canyon Road, hike along Santa Fe National Historic Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lufkin to Santa Fe. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Lufkin - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips


— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo and then stop by Albuquerque Old Town. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online attractions planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Albuquerque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

New Mexico travel guide

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.