8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Las Cruces
— 3 nights



— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Baltimore to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baltimore to Albuquerque. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Baltimore in February: highs in Albuquerque hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

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.
Santa Fe is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Ten Thousand Waves.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Albuquerque in February: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 51°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Las Cruces

— 3 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village and then appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and then stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Cruces trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Las Cruces takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in February: high temperatures in Las Cruces hover around 64°F and lows are around 34°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

New Mexico travel guide

Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.