7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  6​h
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and New Mexico History Museum. Visit Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), Taos Pueblo (in Taos) and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, look for gifts at Mama's Minerals, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online trip builder .

San Antonio to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taos, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
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 some historical perspective at Bandelier National Monument and Petroglyph National Monument. Albuquerque Old Town and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque online vacation maker .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Albuquerque is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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