8 days in Albuquerque & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Albuquerque & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Albuquerque & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
1
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

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.
Albuquerque Old Town and Canyon Road are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Santa Fe (Loretto Chapel, Mama's Minerals, & more). There's lots more to do: get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and look for gifts at Bookworks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque day trip website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport. In May, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Albuquerque to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 1°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail

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