10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taos
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by The Candy Lady. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Boca Negra Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque journey maker website.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Albuquerque. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science ©
Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum ©

1
night
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Carole Wheeler Dog Park, then look for gifts at Dukatt ’71, then get engrossed in the history at Geronimo Springs Museum, and finally take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Truth or Consequences driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Truth or Consequences in 2.5 hours. In October in Truth or Consequences, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks Shopping Museums
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Geronimo Springs Museum ©
Geronimo Springs Museum
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
Dukatt ’71 ©
Dukatt ’71

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ghost Ranch and Palace of the Governors. Museum-lovers will get to explore San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center in Abiquiu--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Truth or Consequences to Santa Fe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Truth or Consequences in October, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Abiquiu
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center ©
Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

3
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.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, then examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery, then take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, then cruise along Enchanted Circle Drive, and finally admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taos tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 33°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

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