9 days in Northwest New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Northwest New Mexico Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Grants
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Grants
— 3 nights
Drive
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Farmington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gallup
— 2 nights
Drive

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Grants — 3 nights

Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Grants: Pueblo of Acoma (Acoma Pueblo Sky City & Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum) and El Morro National Monument (in Ramah). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at El Malpais National Monument. The adventure continues: Head underground at Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Taylor, and examine the collection at New Mexico Mining Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grants online tour builder.

Phoenix to Grants is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get cooler in Grants: highs are around 72°F and lows about 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Farmington.
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Side Trips

Farmington — 3 nights

Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Explore Farmington's surroundings by going to Aztec Ruins National Monument (in Aztec) and Shiprock Rock Formation (in Shiprock). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Salmon Ruins, identify plant and animal life at Berg/Animas Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Three Rivers Brewery, and see the interesting displays at Farmington Museum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Farmington trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Grants to Farmington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grants in May since evenings lows in Farmington dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Gallup.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Gallup — 2 nights

Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at The Gallup Cultural Center and then see the interesting displays at Navajo Code Talker Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rex Museum, then stop by Richardsons Trading Company, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bill Malone Trading Company.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gallup trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Farmington to Gallup by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Farmington in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gallup, with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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