14 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Cuba Itinerary

14 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Cuba Itinerary

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Taos
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Santa Fe
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Cuba
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Taos — 5 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goose Lake Trail and Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Visiting Columbine Campground and Taos Fly Shop will get you outdoors. Step out of Taos to go to Red River and see Mallette Park Nature Trail, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Blumenschein Home & Museum, stroll through Orilla Verde Recreation Area, steep yourself in history at Kit Carson Park, and don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Taos. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Pecos National Historical Park and Dale Ball Trails will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Rancho de las Golondrinas and Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Jemez Springs and see Jemez Mountains, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Randall Davey Audubon Center, explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cuba.
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Cuba — 5 nights

Cuba is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. Explore hidden gems such as Plaza Blanca and Christ of the Desert Monastary. Get in touch with nature at Abiquiu Lake and Fajada Butte. Explore Cuba's surroundings by going to Nageezi (Pueblo Bonito, Una Vida, &more), El Vado Lake State Park (in Tierra Amarilla) and Abiquiu (Ghost Ranch & Dar al Islam). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Highway 126, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojito Wilderness, and immerse yourself in nature at Navajo Lake State Park (Pine).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cuba road trip app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Cuba by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cuba: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night.
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