15 days in Portland & New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Portland & New Mexico Itinerary

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Portland
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 3 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Portland Art Museum and Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Willamette Valley and Bonneville Hatchery will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), The Oregon Garden (in Silverton) and Corbett (Bridal Veil Falls & Latourell Falls). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Live Laugh Love Art, explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and learn about winemaking at Dobbes Family Estate Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. July in Portland sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

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Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

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Oneonta Gorge
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Portland to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 91°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, then examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, and then learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alamogordo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Alamogordo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In August in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums · Wineries
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of the Governors and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate El Rancho de las Golondrinas and The Harrell House Bug Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe holiday tool.

Getting from Alamogordo to Santa Fe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alamogordo in August, with highs in Santa Fe at 84°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taos.

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and Philmont Scout Ranch. Millicent Rogers Museum and Vietnam Veterans Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. When in Taos, make a side trip to see Goose Lake Trail in Red River, approximately Red River away. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

Make your Taos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Taos is slightly colder than Santa Fe - with highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Taos Art Museum
4.6

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Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Springs Bath House, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taos to Jemez Springs in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in August since evenings lows in Jemez Springs dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife
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