7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Chimayo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then don't miss a visit to Spaceship House.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in Cochiti Pueblo--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

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

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chimayo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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

2
nights
Chimayo

Chimayo ©
ChimayĆ³ is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the U.S. Explore Chimayo's surroundings by going to Dixon (Vivac Winery & La Chiripada Winery), Black Mesa Winery (in Velarde) and Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, take in the exciting artwork at Chimayo Trading & Mercantile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Nino Chapel, and stop by Ortega's Weaving Shop.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chimayo road trip site .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Chimayo takes an hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect nights in Chimayo to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chimayo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dixon, Black Mesa Winery, Fort Union National Monument
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Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Santo Nino Chapel ©
Santo Nino Chapel

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