10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Los Lunas
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, and then trek along Goose Lake Trail. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Tesuque Glass Works, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, and finally delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos day trip website .

New York City to Taos is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Taos, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Taos are little chillier (79°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Red River, Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
River Rafting & Tubing

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 a sense of the local culture at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Canyon Road. Shop till you drop at Keshi and El Nicho. Venture out of the city with trips to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mark White Fine Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Monroe Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in August, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Los Lunas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Los Lunas

Los Lunas ©
Los Lunas is a village in Valencia County, New Mexico, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, then examine the collection at Belen Harvey House Museum, then explore the galleries of Tome Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tome Hill Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Lunas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Lunas takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Los Lunas are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Lunas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Belen Harvey House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tome Gallery ©
Tome Gallery
Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts ©
Tome Hill Park ©
Tome Hill Park

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 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Tinkertown Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Lunas to Albuquerque takes an hour. In August in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tinkertown Museum, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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