8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Ruidoso
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 7th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then stop by Wild About Music, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary tool.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and then visit Canyon Road.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Santa Fe. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

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Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): shop like a local with Kenneth Wyatt Galleries, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then view the masterpieces at Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ruidoso itinerary builder website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Ruidoso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In October in Ruidoso, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

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Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery ©
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries ©
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries
Spas

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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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Spaceship House, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruidoso in October: highs in Albuquerque hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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