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Best time to visit Santa Fe, NM, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Santa Fe is April-May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April-May is the best time to go to Santa Fe.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 29℃ (85℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around -6℃ (22℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -11℃ (13℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Santa Fe when the days are longest, you should visit in August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Santa Fe in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Santa Fe, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

August

Santa Fe seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Santa Fe as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Santa Fe is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Santa Fe

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Santa Fe for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Santa Fe climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Santa Fe for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Santa Fe in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santa Fe in February

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santa Fe in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santa Fe in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santa Fe in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Santa Fe in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Santa Fe in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 14 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Santa Fe in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 9 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Santa Fe in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.

Santa Fe in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santa Fe in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santa Fe in December

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Fe in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Santa Fe is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Santa Fe is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Santa Fe is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Santa Fe, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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