15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Albany
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Grants
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Albany

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Downtown Historic District and Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Singing Road. Get out of town with these interesting Roswell side-trips: Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery (in San Patricio) and Fort Stanton (Fort Stanton Historical Site & Fort Stanton Museum). There's more to do: do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery and view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Roswell trip itinerary planning website.

Albany to Roswell is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Albany, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Roswell, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Stanton, Singing Road, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Fort Stanton Historical Site ©
Fort Stanton Historical Site

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along La Luz Trail, identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, then admire the striking features of Spaceship House, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife West Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, delve into the distant past at Coronado Historic Site, then ride a horse along The Stables at Tamaya, and finally do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Roswell to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Roswell in October: highs in Albuquerque hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

The Stables at Tamaya, Wildlife West Nature Park, Coronado Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Miguel Chapel and El Santuario de Chimayo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos, approximately Pecos away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Randall Davey Audubon Center, see the interesting displays at Poeh Cultural Center, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Traveler's Market, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albuquerque in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, pause for some photo ops at Jemez Historic Site, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Springs Bath House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stop by Fuller Lodge Art Center, admire the natural beauty at Los Alamos Nature Center, then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Alamos trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Los Alamos in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Fe in October: highs in Los Alamos hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Jemez Springs
Highlights from your plan
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Jemez Historic Site ©
Jemez Historic Site

1
night
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 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Taos Clay Studio, then learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery, and finally explore the world behind art at Blumenschein Home & Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planning website.

Drive from Los Alamos to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Alamos in October since evenings lows in Taos dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Spas Wineries
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Blumenschein Home & Museum ©
Blumenschein Home & Museum
Black Mesa Winery ©
Black Mesa Winery

1
night
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. On the 21st (Wed), play a few rounds at Pinon Hills Golf Course, examine the collection at Farmington Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Berg/Animas Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Farmington online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Taos to Farmington takes 4 hours. Traveling from Taos in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 39°F in Farmington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grants.

Things to do in Farmington

Golf Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pinon Hills Golf Course ©
Pinon Hills Golf Course
Farmington Museum ©
Farmington Museum

3
nights
Grants

Grants ©
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum, then trek along El Calderon Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at El Morro National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, take in the history at Laguna Pueblo Mission, and then try to win big at Sky City Casino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grants day trip planning site.

You can drive from Farmington to Grants in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Farmington in October, expect little chillier with lows of 33°F in Grants. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grants

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, El Morro National Monument, Sky City Casino, Laguna Pueblo Mission
Highlights from your plan
El Morro National Monument ©
El Morro National Monument
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum ©
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum

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