10 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

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Jemez Springs
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— 7 nights

Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains and then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

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Albuquerque to Jemez Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in October: highs in Jemez Springs hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway ©
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway


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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, and make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip site.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jemez Springs in October: highs in Albuquerque hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road