5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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 21st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

Plan trip to Albuquerque with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newark to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Albuquerque, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Biological Park ©
Albuquerque Biological Park

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip maker app .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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