11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
2
Ruidoso
— 2 nights
3
Chimayo
— 2 nights
4
Taos
— 3 nights
5
Farmington
— 2 nights

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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Truth or Consequences itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Truth or Consequences is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In April, Truth or Consequences is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Golf · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sierra del Rio Golf Course
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Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
Sierra del Rio Golf Course ©
Sierra del Rio Golf Course
Geronimo Springs Museum ©
Geronimo Springs Museum

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nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Heart of the Desert, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, and then look for gifts at The Ruidoso Trading Post. On the next day, do a tasting at Noisy Water Winery, appreciate the history behind Free Spirits at Noisy Water, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Fires Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ruidoso itinerary maker site.

Getting from Truth or Consequences to Ruidoso by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Truth or Consequences in April, expect Ruidoso to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chimayo.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Heart of the Desert, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, Valley of Fires Recreation Area
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Noisy Water Winery ©
Noisy Water Winery
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church ©
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church

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Chimayo

Chimayo ©
Chimayó is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve and then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel, and then explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chimayo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Chimayo takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Chimayo

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valles Caldera National Preserve, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Bradbury Science Museum
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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings

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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.
Visit Fort Union National Monument and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Enchanted Circle Drive and Taos Ski Valley Resort. There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and shop like a local with Taos Clay Studio.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Chimayo to Taos in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chimayo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taos, with lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Union National Monument, Taos Ski Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
La Hacienda del los Martinez ©
La Hacienda del los Martinez

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Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tee off at Pinon Hills Golf Course and then delve into the distant past at Aztec Ruins National Monument. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Berg/Animas Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Farmington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Farmington takes 4 hours. In April, Farmington is somewhat warmer than Taos - with highs of 67°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Farmington

Wildlife · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness ©
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
Pinon Hills Golf Course ©
Pinon Hills Golf Course

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