8 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

8 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

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8 days in Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
1
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Santa Fe

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some cultural insight at Loretto Chapel and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Taos (Taos Pueblo & Wild Rivers Recreation Area). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Keshi, get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Santa Fe. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Tesuque Glassworks, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, look for gifts at The Candy Lady, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Tinkertown Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip maker site .

Take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, Albuquerque is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tinkertown Museum, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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