7 days in Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Mesa Itinerary

7 days in Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Mesa Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Mesa
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then view the masterpieces at True West Gallery. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, stroll around Cathedral Park, don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, then don't miss a visit to ViVO Contemporary, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online attractions planner.

New York City to Santa Fe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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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 27th (Tue): visit Albuquerque Old Town and then stop by The Candy Lady.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip tool.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 48°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
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Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then walk around Usery Mountain Regional Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mesa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Mesa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in October: high temperatures in Mesa hover around 88°F and lows are around 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Mesa

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix, Watson's Hat Shop, Taliesin West
Highlights from your plan
Usery Mountain Regional Park ©
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours

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