8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights

3
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.
Attractions like Albuquerque Old Town and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque make great kid-friendly stops. When in Albuquerque, make a side trip to see Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, approximately Los Alamos away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

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Boston to Albuquerque is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in August, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Canyon Road and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, &more), Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Taos, Horseback Riding Tours, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
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