8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Albany

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Taos Pueblo & La Hacienda del los Martinez) and Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

Albany to Santa Fe is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Albany in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bandelier National Monument and then take some stellar pictures from White Rock Overlook Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Ghost Ranch and then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Alamos trip builder website .

Drive from Santa Fe to Los Alamos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ghost Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Los Alamos to Albuquerque takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Alamos in November: highs in Albuquerque hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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