2 days in New Mexico Itinerary

2 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Albuquerque
Drive
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Gallup
— 1 night
Drive to Cortez, Fly to New York City

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque tour planner.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 28°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Gallup.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
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Gallup

— 1 night
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gallup online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Albuquerque to Gallup in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gallup, with lows of 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gallup

Tours · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.