7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Step out of Albuquerque with an excursion to Old San Miguel Mission in Socorro--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, let the kids burn off some steam at A Park Above, engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque tour builder app .

Charlotte to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Socorro, A Park Above
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ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park ©
Albuquerque Biological Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Bradbury Science Museum and Twirl. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Taos, Bradbury Science Museum, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Twirl ©
Twirl

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