9 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Austin Itinerary

9 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Austin Itinerary

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1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
3
Austin
— 2 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Paseo del Bosque Trail, American International Rattlesnake Museum, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, thenvisit Albuquerque Old Town, and finally hike along Sandia Mountains.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip builder site.

London, UK to Albuquerque is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandia Mountains
Highlights from your plan
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Sandia Mountains ©
Sandia Mountains

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes ten thousand waves, Santa Fe River Park, Jemez Mountains, and other attractions. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, thenstroll around Santa Fe River Park, and then take in the natural beauty of ten thousand waves.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albuquerque in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Jemez Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've added Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Skyspace at University of Texas at Austin, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, walk around Mount Bonnell, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, thenwander the streets of Rainey Street, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Travis, explore the world behind art at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, thenmake a trip to I Love You So Much Mural, and finally make a trip to 6th Street.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Austin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Austin: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Travis, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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