8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Roswell
— 1 night

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, walk around Cathedral Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe day trip planning tool.

Boston to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in February: highs in Santa Fe hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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Albuquerque

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally look for gifts at Chocolate Dude.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque travel route planning website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in February: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 57°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Deming (D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room & Deming Luna Mimbres Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area, steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Albuquerque to Las Cruces by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Albuquerque in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Cruces, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Dripping Springs Natural Area ©
Dripping Springs Natural Area

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Roswell driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Roswell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Roswell sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 30°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums
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International UFO Museum and Research Center ©

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