11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Augusta
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Deming
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Chimayo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Taos
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: Augusta

2
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 12th (Fri): get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Petroglyph National Monument, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then browse the exhibits of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Albuquerque travel route builder site .

Augusta to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Augusta to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Augusta in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Deming.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

3
nights
Deming

Deming ©
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Visit Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and Silver City Museum for their historical value. Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Deming with a short trip to Old Mesilla Village in Las Cruces, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at St. Clair Winery & Vineyard, steep yourself in history at Fort Cummings 1836-1886, and take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Deming trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albuquerque to Deming. June in Deming sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Deming

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Las Cruces, Silver City Museum, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then view the masterpieces at Keshi, then view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe holiday website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Deming to Santa Fe. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Deming in June, with highs in Santa Fe at 89°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chimayo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

2
nights
Chimayo

Chimayo ©
Chimayó is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chimayo Museum, steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel, then stop by Ortega's Weaving Shop, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chimayo Trading & Mercantile. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Black Mesa Winery, see the interesting displays at Classical Gas Museum, then do a tasting at La Chiripada Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose de Gracia Mission Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chimayo holiday tool .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Chimayo in an hour. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Chimayo, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Chimayo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

La Chiripada Winery, Black Mesa Winery, San Jose de Gracia Church, Classical Gas Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chimayo Museum ©
Chimayo Museum
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Santo Nino Chapel ©
Santo Nino Chapel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, then examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, then shop like a local with 203 Fine Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos trip itinerary site .

Drive from Chimayo to Taos in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chimayo in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 46°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
203 Fine Art ©
203 Fine Art

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