11 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

11 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner

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Fly to Santa Fe, Shuttle to Taos
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Taos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Taos

— 4 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa, Taos Pueblo, Angel Fire Resort, and other attractions. Head to High Road Marketplace and Two Gracesfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Santuario de Chimayo and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Taos Ski Valley Resort (in Taos Ski Valley), San Jose de Gracia Church (in Trampas) and The Harrell House Bug Museum (in Santa Fe). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wheeler Peak Wilderness.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taos attractions planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Taos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from San Juan to Taos due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Juan in December, with highs in Taos at 5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meow Wolf Santa Fe, The Harrell House Bug Museum and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wiford Gallary and Sculpture Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe attractions planner.

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -6°C in Santa Fe. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

Duke City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Albuquerque Old Town and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Appreciate the collections at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, shop like a local with ABQ Uptown, see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online attractions planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in December, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip