8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Ruidoso
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Las Cruces
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Portland

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Traveler's Market, see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe tour app.

Portland to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Santa Fe is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the striking features of Spaceship House and then browse for treasures at Tinkertown Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in July since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coronado Historic Site, Tinkertown Museum, J&R Vintage Auto Museum
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Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

1
night
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hubbard Museum of the American West, then hike along Grindstone Lake Trail, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kenneth Wyatt Galleries.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ruidoso trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Ruidoso takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, things will get little chillier in Ruidoso: highs are around 80°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Hubbard Museum of the American West
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Hubbard Museum of the American West ©
Hubbard Museum of the American West
Grindstone Lake Trail ©
Grindstone Lake Trail
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries ©
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries

2
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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Get some historical perspective at San Albino Church and Basilica of San Albino. You'll discover tucked-away gems like War Eagles Air Museum and Museum of Nature & Science. Step out of Las Cruces with an excursion to La Vina Winery in Anthony--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Zuhl Museum, get engrossed in the history at Las Cruces Railroad Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, and stop by Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Cruces trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Las Cruces takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ruidoso in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Cruces: highs are around 94°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

War Eagles Air Museum, La Vina Winery
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Museum of Nature & Science ©
Museum of Nature & Science
War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum
San Albino Church ©
San Albino Church

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