16 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Mountainair
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jemez Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Albuquerque
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto


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day
Mountainair

Mountainair ©
Mountainair is a town in Torrance County, New Mexico, United States. On the 4th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Manzano Mountains State Park and then pause for some photo ops at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mountainair trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Mountainair is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Mountainair, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mountainair, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Mountainair

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Manzano Mountains State Park ©
Manzano Mountains State Park

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is a census-designated place in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Maggie’s Diner From Wild Hogs Movie Set, see the interesting displays at Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, and savor the flavors at Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid road trip planner .

Getting from Mountainair to Madrid by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Jemez Springs on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

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Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
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Madrid Old Coal Town Museum ©
Madrid Old Coal Town Museum
Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop ©
Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop

3
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Jemez Springs is known for nature, wildlife, scenic drive, nightlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, relax and rejuvenate at Jemez Springs Bath House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs attractions planner .

Getting from Madrid to Jemez Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Jemez Springs hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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 a sense of the local culture at Albuquerque Old Town and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Get some historical perspective at Petroglyph National Monument and San Felipe de Neri Church. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, learn about winemaking at Gruet Winery, and explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip app .

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jemez Springs in July, with highs in Albuquerque at 38°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides