9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palace of the Governors and Millicent Rogers Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & High Road to Taos). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, visit Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Huntsville to Santa Fe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Huntsville in September, Santa Fe is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 explore and learn at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society. Get some historical perspective at San Felipe de Neri Church and Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Albuquerque. 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

Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Ojito Wilderness
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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum ©
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, thenexplore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, and then stop by McGinn's PistachioLand. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and then learn about winemaking at Tularosa Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alamogordo online 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. In September, daytime highs in Alamogordo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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