6 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

6 days in Albuquerque & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures and then browse for treasures at Tinkertown Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque day trip planning tool.

Washington DC to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Albuquerque, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trips

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures, Tinkertown Museum
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2
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've now added Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then hunt for treasures at Santa Fe Farmers Market, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

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Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Valles Caldera National Preserve, El Santuario de Chimayo, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

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night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church and then get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Albuquerque. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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