11 days in Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

11 days in Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

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11 days in Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Taos
1
Taos
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Taos

7
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.
Enchanted Circle Pottery and Tesuque Glass Works will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at 203 Fine Art and Taos Clay Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taos: Red River (Kenneth Wyatt Gallery & Horseback Riding Tours), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca & Ghost Ranch). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, take in the exciting artwork at Chimayo Trading & Mercantile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taos. September in Taos sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Red River, Abiquiu, Chimayo, La Chiripada Winery, Rottenstone Pottery
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planning tool .

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in September; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 83°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Fe
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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