15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Taos
— 3 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
3
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
4
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
5
Albuquerque
— 3 nights

3
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.
Step out of Taos with an excursion to Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with 203 Fine Art, take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taos tour itinerary planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Taos is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Taos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online holiday planner.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room, King's Palace, &more). There's more to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carlsbad online itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Carlsbad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in October; daily highs in Carlsbad reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 11th (Sun), learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, thenexplore the striking landscape of White Sands National Monument, and then do a tasting at Heart of the Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): head outdoors with Trestle Recreation Area, cruise along State Route 244, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Osha Trail.

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Drive from Carlsbad to Alamogordo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Trestle Recreation Area ©
Trestle Recreation Area
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Petroglyph National Monument, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner.

Getting from Alamogordo to Albuquerque by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Alamogordo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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