9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Huntsville

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Millicent Rogers Museum and Palace of the Governors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and New Mexico History Museum. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & High Road to Taos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and view the masterpieces at Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc..

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary maker .

Huntsville to Santa Fe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Santa Fe. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Huntsville in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and San Felipe de Neri Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Petroglyph National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ojito Wilderness, Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
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2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at White Sands National Monument, and then learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and then do a tasting at Tularosa Vineyards.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo trip planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Alamogordo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tularosa, White Sands National Monument
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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History

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