7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque

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.
Popular historic sites such as Bandelier National Monument and Laguna Pueblo Mission are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Tinkertown Museum and New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Pueblo of Santa Ana in Bernalillo, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bombs Away Beer Co. and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque holiday planner.

Knoxville to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Visit Canyon Road and Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: 203 Fine Art (in Taos), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Keshi, look for gifts at El Nicho, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and do a tasting at Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip builder app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Albuquerque in November: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 54°F and lows are around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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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.