10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Albuquerque, Shuttle to Taos
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly

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Taos

— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Taos road trip site.

Austin to Taos is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Taos is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Austin in April, plan for little chillier days in Taos, with highs around 61°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road. Head to Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Santa Fe Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, gain insight with New Mexico History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taos in April: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 67°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Candy Lady or Coronado Center. Visiting Balloon Rides and Petroglyph National Monument will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Albuquerque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.