10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puye Cliff Dwellings and San Miguel Chapel. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, take in the exciting artwork at Rainbow Man, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe holiday maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bradbury Science Museum, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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.
Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taos day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Taos is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Horseback Riding Tours
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Getting from Taos to Albuquerque by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taos in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 39°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tinkertown Museum, Bandelier National Monument
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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