10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Taos Pueblo, examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary maker tool .

Orlando to Taos is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Taos, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Taos, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Horseback Riding Tours
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally stop by Mama's Minerals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

Before you visit Santa Fe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. On the 5th (Fri), trek along Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Alamos driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Alamos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect nights in Los Alamos to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Outdoors Parks Trails
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Petroglyph National Monument and Ojito Wilderness. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albuquerque Old Town and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Alamos to Albuquerque takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Alamos in July, expect Albuquerque to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ojito Wilderness, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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