7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Lafayette

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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.
Attractions like Bandelier National Monument and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

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Lafayette to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lafayette to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in April; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 71°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

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Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Balloon Rides

1
night
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, cruise along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jemez Springs planner .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, you will find days in Jemez Springs are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Plaza Antiques, witness a stunning natural landmark at Montezuma Hot Springs, admire the landmark architecture of Dwan Light Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Las Vegas Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Carnegie Public Library.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in April, expect little chillier with lows of 33°F in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Montezuma Hot Springs
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Plaza Antiques ©
Plaza Antiques
Carnegie Public Library ©
Carnegie Public Library
Dwan Light Sanctuary ©
Dwan Light Sanctuary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, view the masterpieces at True West Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe holiday site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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