6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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— 1 day
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Las Cruces
— 3 nights


Albuquerque — 1 day

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 16th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Albuquerque. In February, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.
Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

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 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then stop by Detours at La Fonda, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in the exciting artwork at Luca decor, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe.

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Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in February, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Cruces.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Las Cruces — 3 nights

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Cruces: Deming (D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, pause for some photo ops at Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

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Drive from Santa Fe to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Cruces: highs are around 64°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries
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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.