10 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

10 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

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1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
3
Taos
— 3 nights

3
nights
Albuquerque

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.
Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Albuquerque. September in Albuquerque sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, thenget to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe holiday builder app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Taos is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a memorable drive along Enchanted Circle Drive, and explore and take pictures at High Road to Taos.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos visit site.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Taos when traveling from Santa Fe in October, with lows around °F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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