17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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, stroll through Ski Santa Fe, don't miss a visit to ViVO Contemporary, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 12.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for little chillier days in Santa Fe, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
ten thousand waves ©
ten thousand waves

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 Tingley Beach. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, relax and rejuvenate at Betty's Bath and Day Spa, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Cumbre Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car 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 ©
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 Heron Lake State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Alamos: Abiqui Lake (in Abiquiu) and Cochiti Lake (in Cochiti Lake). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument, stroll through Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument, and get curious at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Alamos trip app.

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. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, expect nights in Los Alamos to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time 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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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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, thentake in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then let the river carry you with Far Flung Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, 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 °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

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Cimarron River, New Wave Rafting
Highlights from your plan
Far Flung Adventures ©
Far Flung Adventures
New Wave Rafting ©
New Wave Rafting
Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting ©
Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting

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 see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, 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 (°C), and nights are much hotter (°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
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave