15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Deming
— 1 night
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Tucumcari
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

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 some cultural insight at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and American International Rattlesnake Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque attractions planning app.

Atlanta to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in March, Albuquerque is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Deming.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Deming

— 1 night
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, and then immerse yourself in nature at City of Rocks State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Deming day trip tool.

Drive from Albuquerque to Deming in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Albuquerque in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Deming, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Las Cruces

— 1 night
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 5th (Fri), stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Las Cruces can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Alamogordo

— 1 night
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Heart of the Desert.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alamogordo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Alamogordo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums · Wineries

Tucumcari

— 2 nights
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Route 66 Auto Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and then don't miss a visit to Murals of Tucumcari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Tucumcari Trading Post, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Route 66 Museum, then see the interesting displays at Tucumcari Railroad Museum, and finally look for gifts at Tee Pee Curios.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tucumcari travel route builder site.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Tucumcari in 4 hours. In March in Tucumcari, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taos

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, fly down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taos road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Taos takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tucumcari in March; daily highs in Taos reach 56°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Kakawa Chocolate House and Santa Fe Farmers Market. Get some cultural insight at San Miguel Chapel and Bradbury Science Museum. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo--about 38 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, and take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip builder.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in March, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.