17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Alamos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Get outdoors at ten thousand waves and Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the striking landscape of Hyde Memorial State Park, don't miss a visit to ViVO Contemporary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Santa Fe.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe day trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Santa Fe is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 12 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for little chillier days in Santa Fe, with highs around 37°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pecos National Historical Park
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
ten thousand waves ©
ten thousand waves
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

3
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.
Get outdoors at Petroglyph National Monument and Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, sample the tasty concoctions at La Cumbre Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Tingley Beach, and stop by Bookworks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park ©

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Alamos: Abiqui Lake (in Abiquiu), Heron Lake State Park (in Alcalde) and Cochiti Lake (in Cochiti Lake). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bandelier National Monument and get engrossed in the history at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Alamos trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Los Alamos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for little chillier days in Los Alamos, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abiqui Lake, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Heron Lake State Park, Cochiti Lake
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Cimarron River and then explore the activities along Williams Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable excursion with New Wave Rafting Co., then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then let the river carry you with Far Flung Adventures.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taos visit site .

You can drive from Los Alamos to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

New Wave Rafting Co., Cimarron River
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Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting ©
Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting
Far Flung Adventures ©
Far Flung Adventures
New Wave Rafting Co. ©
New Wave Rafting Co.

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Visiting Big Room and Carlsbad Caverns National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Rattlesnake Springs & Slaughter Canyon Cave). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Carlsbad Museum and Art Center and walk around Brantley Lake State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad trip planner.

Drive from Taos to Carlsbad in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taos in June, you will find days in Carlsbad are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave