16 days in New Mexico Itinerary

16 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Taos
— 3 nights
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Artesia
— 3 nights

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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.
Step out of Albuquerque to go to Los Alamos and see Bandelier National Monument, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque journey planner.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Albuquerque hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Casa Rondena Winery
4.1

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Chimayo (El Santuario de Chimayo & Santo Nino Chapel). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, soar above the sights with Santa Fe Balloon Company, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To plan Santa Fe vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Side Trips

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Must see
Loretto Chapel
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

3
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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.
Taos is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, make a trip to Taos Plaza, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taos trip site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Taos is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 67°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Taos

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
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World heritage site
Taos Pueblo
3.8

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Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. On the 27th (Thu), get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then Head underground at Big Room, and then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Artesia day trip planner.

You can drive from Taos to Artesia in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taos in May: high temperatures in Artesia hover around 84°F and lows are around 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Artesia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Cave
Big Room
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Giant Dome
4.8

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