14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Chama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
End: Albuquerque

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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.
Visit Albuquerque Old Town and Petroglyph National Monument for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and learn about winemaking at Casa Rondena Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque vacation builder tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport. In October, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Canyon Road. Museum of International Folk Art and San Miguel Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, view the masterpieces at Keshi, and don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe tour itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Taos Pueblo and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Let the collections at Millicent Rogers Museum and Taos Art Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, steep yourself in history at Kit Carson Home & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum, and don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip site .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Taos, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chama.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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Chama

Chama ©
Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Tierra Wools, then contemplate the waterfront views at Heron Lake State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at El Vado Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): browse the different shops at Mountainview Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chama trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taos to Chama takes 2 hours. In October in Chama, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Chama

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tierra Wools, El Vado Lake State Park, Heron Lake State Park
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Heron Lake State Park ©
Heron Lake State Park
Tierra Wools ©
Tierra Wools
El Vado Lake State Park ©
El Vado Lake State Park

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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. To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Los Alamos online trip planner .

You can drive from Chama to Los Alamos in 2 hours. Traveling from Chama in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Alamos, with lows around 8°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, then delve into the distant past at Coronado Historic Site, and then try your luck at Sandia Resort & Casino. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, and then take a stroll through Nob Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Los Alamos to Albuquerque by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Alamos in October, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Coronado Historic Site
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Unser Racing Museum ©
Unser Racing Museum
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site

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