3 days in Santa Fe & Las Cruces Itinerary

3 days in Santa Fe & Las Cruces Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
2
Las Cruces
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to ViVO Contemporary, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, thendon't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip website.

Albuquerque to Santa Fe is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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. On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces travel route builder site.

Getting from Santa Fe to Las Cruces by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in July: high temperatures in Las Cruces hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums Historic Sites
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New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum ©
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument ©

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