3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Albuquerque attractions planning site.

Portland to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Albuquerque. When traveling from Portland in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 59°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Santa Fe

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City Different

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, go for a walk through Keshi, and then make a trip to Canyon Road.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in November; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 54°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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New Mexico travel guide

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.