8 days in Flagstaff, Albuquerque & Tucumcari Itinerary

8 days in Flagstaff, Albuquerque & Tucumcari Itinerary

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8 days in Flagstaff, Albuquerque & Tucumcari Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Tucumcari
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Oklahoma City

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Oak Creek Vista Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Flagstaff Extreme and Palatki Ruins. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro (in Cornville) and Sedona (Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park & Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona and pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff day trip planning tool .

Oklahoma City to Flagstaff is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in June: highs in Flagstaff hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sedona, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

1
night
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 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally 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: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, and then trek along La Luz Trail.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Flagstaff to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Flagstaff in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 93°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

3
nights
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory and Russell's Truck and Travel Center will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Billy the Kid Museum and Blue Hole. Take a break from Tucumcari with a short trip to Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa, about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: stop by Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop and enjoy some diversion at Route 66 Wedding Chapel.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tucumcari trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Tucumcari in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tucumcari can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Russell's Truck and Travel Center, Billy the Kid Museum
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Billy the Kid Museum ©
Billy the Kid Museum
Russell's Truck and Travel Center ©
Russell's Truck and Travel Center
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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