15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Kathmandu

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Broken Saddle Riding Company (in Cerrillos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip maker site.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Santa Fe is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Broken Saddle Riding Company, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Albuquerque Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park, and look for gifts at Blue Portal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Albuquerque is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon ©
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon

2
nights
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Los Alamos History Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Alamos itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Los Alamos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in August; daily highs in Los Alamos reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valles Caldera National Preserve, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

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 23rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taos trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Alamos to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in August, Taos is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 25th (Tue), get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave, and then Head underground at Big Room.

Plan trip to Carlsbad with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Taos to Carlsbad takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, Carlsbad is a bit warmer than Taos - with highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

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