10 days in Santa Fe, Cerrillos & Taos Itinerary

10 days in Santa Fe, Cerrillos & Taos Itinerary

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10 days in Santa Fe, Cerrillos & Taos Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
1
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Cerrillos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Santa Fe

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate Canyon Road and Taos Pueblo. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Tesuque Glass Works (in Tesuque) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport. In July in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cerrillos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Tesuque Glassworks, Bandelier National Monument, 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

2
nights
Cerrillos

Cerrillos ©
Los Cerrillos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): cruise along Turquoise Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cerrillos trip tool .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Cerrillos in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Taos on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Cerrillos

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Turquoise Trail
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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.
You've now added San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church to your itinerary. Let the collections at Enchanted Circle Pottery and 203 Fine Art capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Taos Pueblo and Millicent Rogers Museum. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of High Road to Taos, and make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Taos holiday planner .

You can drive from Cerrillos to Taos in 2 hours. Traveling from Cerrillos in July, expect Taos to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 13°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area

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