8 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

8 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

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8 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Portland

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.
On the 16th (Fri), have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site .

Portland to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Albuquerque. While traveling from Portland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Jemez Historic Site, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, The Stables at Tamaya
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4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Millicent Rogers Museum and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Popular historic sites such as El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site and Canyon Road are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos Ski Valley (in Taos Ski Valley), Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and Taos (Taos Pueblo & La Hacienda del los Martinez). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Nino Chapel.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe itinerary builder app .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in March, expect Santa Fe to be slightly colder, temps between 58°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Taos, Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Ghost Ranch
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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