10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly:  6​h
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Taos Ski Valley
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tulsa

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canyon Road and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Keshi and Monroe Gallery. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, view the masterpieces at Tesuque Glassworks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mark White Fine Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planner .

Tulsa to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulsa in April, expect little chillier with lows of 35°F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tesuque Glassworks, Bandelier National Monument
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Keshi ©
Keshi
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto 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.
On the 23rd (Tue), view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then explore and take pictures at High Road to Taos, and finally make a trip to Taos Plaza. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, shop like a local with Rottenstone Pottery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, and finally shop like a local with 203 Fine Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taos travel route planner .

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, things will get a bit cooler in Taos: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taos Ski Valley.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rottenstone Pottery
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

2
nights
Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley ©
Taos Ski Valley is a village and alpine ski resort in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taos Ski Valley. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Stations of the Cross Shrine and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wheeler Peak Wilderness.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taos Ski Valley online vacation maker .

Drive from Taos to Taos Ski Valley in an hour. In April, Taos Ski Valley is a bit cooler than Taos - with highs of 53°F and lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos Ski Valley

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Red River, Cimarron, Stations of the Cross Shrine, Wheeler Peak Wilderness
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Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Wheeler Peak Wilderness ©
Wheeler Peak Wilderness
Stations of the Cross Shrine ©
Stations of the Cross Shrine

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