8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Artesia
— 3 nights

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then stop by Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Miami to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in August, you will find days in Santa Fe are little chillier (84°F), and nights are cooler (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally look for gifts at Skip Maisel's.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in August, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. On the 19th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then Head underground at Big Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Artesia itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Artesia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Artesia can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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