8 days in Abilene & Albuquerque Itinerary

8 days in Abilene & Albuquerque Itinerary

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8 days in Abilene & Albuquerque Itinerary

San Diego
Fly:  11​h
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Diego

2
days
Abilene

Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in west central Texas. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Frontier Texas! and then examine the collection at The Grace Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Abilene Zoo, contemplate the long history of The Old Jail Art Center, and then steep yourself in history at Buffalo Gap Historic Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Abilene vacation builder.

San Diego to Abilene is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Abilene, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Abilene is somewhat warmer than San Diego - with highs of 95°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Taylor County History Center, The Old Jail Art Center
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Frontier Texas!
Abilene Zoo
The Old Jail Art Center

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pecos National Historic Park and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos), Santa Fe (San Miguel Chapel, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, & more) and Jemez Springs Bath House (in Jemez Springs). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Town Albuquerque.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Albuquerque takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abilene to Albuquerque. Traveling from Abilene in July, plan for little chillier nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Jemez Springs, Bradbury Science Museum, Pecos National Historical Park
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San Miguel Chapel
Pecos National Historical Park
Bradbury Science Museum

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