9 days in Albuquerque, Tucson & Santa Fe Itinerary

9 days in Albuquerque, Tucson & Santa Fe Itinerary

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9 days in Albuquerque, Tucson & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
Tucson
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

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.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary maker site .

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Get in touch with nature at Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. Head to Old Town Artisans and St Philip's Plaza Farmers' Marketfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, and examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Albuquerque to Tucson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect Tucson to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bandelier National Monument, stop by Doodlet's, then explore and take pictures at The Plaza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Meow Wolf, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally look for gifts at Kakawa Chocolate House.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in October, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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