7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Orlando

1
day
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Loretto Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Canyon Road and Taos Pueblo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Fe journey builder website .

Orlando to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Orlando in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, then get curious at International Space Hall of Fame, then explore the ancient world of Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, and finally stop by McGinn's PistachioLand.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alamogordo planning tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Alamogordo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Alamogordo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, White Sands National Monument
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
White Sands Missle Range Museum ©
White Sands Missle Range Museum

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Petroglyph National Monument. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albuquerque Old Town and New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society. Step out of Albuquerque with an excursion to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old San Ysidro Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Old San Ysidro Church, Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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