8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  7​h
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Norfolk

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.
On the 14th (Sun), do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque sightseeing planner.

Norfolk to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Norfolk in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Albuquerque, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and ten thousand waves. Museum-lovers will get to explore Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and New Mexico History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Taos Clay Studio (in El Prado) and Taos Pueblo (in Taos). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, and wander the streets of Barrio de Analco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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