11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
2
Deming
— 3 nights
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
4
Chimayo
— 2 nights
5
Taos
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then take an in-depth tour of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum.

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

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Augusta in June since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Deming.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tinkertown Museum, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u 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. Let the collections at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Silver City Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and Fort Cummings 1836-1886. Get out of town with these interesting Deming side-trips: Old Mesilla Village (in Las Cruces) and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (in Gila). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room and admire the majestic nature at City of Rocks State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Deming road trip website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Deming takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June in Deming, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough 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
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ©
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Keshi, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online tour builder.

You can drive from Deming to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Deming in June, expect Santa Fe to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Chimayo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Nino Chapel, thenstop by Ortega's Weaving Shop, and finally shop like a local with Chimayo Trading & Mercantile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery, examine the collection at Classical Gas Museum, thenlearn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Jose de Gracia Church.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chimayo trip tool.

Drive from Santa Fe to Chimayo in an hour. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for slightly colder days in Chimayo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °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, San Jose de Gracia Church, Black Mesa Winery, Classical Gas Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chimayo Trading & Mercantile ©
Chimayo Trading & Mercantile
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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with 203 Fine Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Taos tour itinerary planning tool.

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

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
203 Fine Art ©
203 Fine Art

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