11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  32​h
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
New Delhi

3
days
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.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and San Miguel Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bradbury Science Museum and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola) and El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site (in Chimayo). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Santa Fe is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from New Delhi to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Santa Fe at 22°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Puye Cliff Dwellings, Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site
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San Miguel Chapel
Bradbury Science Museum
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

3
days
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Enchanted Circle Drive and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at Millicent Rogers Museum and Kit Carson Home & Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, browse the exhibits of Blumenschein Home & Museum, cruise along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, and examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taos vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taos when traveling from Santa Fe in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Art Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Albuquerque Museum Gift Shop, then look for gifts at The Candy Lady, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip builder.

Getting from Taos to Albuquerque by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in November, with highs in Albuquerque at 17°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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