9 days in Lubbock, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

9 days in Lubbock, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Lubbock
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Houston

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 4th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Ranching Heritage Center and then do a tasting at McPherson Cellars Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, thenexamine the collection at Science Spectrum Museum, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Texas Tech University, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame.

Plan my day in Lubbock using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Houston to Lubbock is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, Lubbock is a bit cooler at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
McPherson Cellars Winery ©
McPherson Cellars Winery
Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pecos National Historical Park and Dale Ball Trails. Escape the urban bustle at Valles Caldera National Preserve and Canyon Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs), Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Santa Fe Brewing Company, and stroll through Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lubbock to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lubbock in July; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 88°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Cochiti Pueblo, Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Stables at Tamaya and Jemez Springs Bath House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Luz Trail and Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Go for a jaunt from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs to see Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery, admire the striking features of Spaceship House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque visit planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, The Stables at Tamaya
Highlights from your plan
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park ©
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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