14 days in New Mexico Itinerary

14 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad
— 4 nights

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Albuquerque

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 outdoors at Balloon Rides and Petroglyph National Monument. Visit Albuquerque Old Town and San Felipe de Neri Church for their historical value. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at New Mexico Jeep Tours, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker tool.

Jackson to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jackson in October, expect Albuquerque to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
New Mexico Jeep Tours ©
New Mexico Jeep Tours

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Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro), San Pedro Parks Wilderness (in Cuba) and Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, and explore and take pictures at Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in October: highs in Jemez Springs hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taos trip tool.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in October, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

3
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Vision Quest Western Horseback Rides & Lessons. Popular historic sites such as Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument are in your itinerary. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Canyon Trail in Cochiti Pueblo, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Canyon Road, do some rugged touring at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, walk around Cathedral Park, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Make your Santa Fe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Hall of The White Giant. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Slaughter Canyon Cave, Green Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Carlsbad trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Carlsbad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in October, with highs in Carlsbad at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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