17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 7 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chimayo
— 1 night
Drive
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Taos
— 1 night
Drive
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Embudo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Santa Fe. In December, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petroglyph National Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque attractions planner.

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 December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°F in Albuquerque. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chimayo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Chimayo

ChimayĆ³ is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the U.S. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Nino Chapel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chimayo day trip planning site.

Drive from Albuquerque to Chimayo in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chimayo: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Taos.

Things to do in Chimayo

Historic Sites · Shopping

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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 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals and then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taos holiday planner.

You can drive from Chimayo to Taos in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chimayo in January, expect little chillier with lows of 10°F in Taos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Embudo.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums

2
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Embudo

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the activities along Rio Chama, then relax and rejuvenate at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa, then examine the collection at Classical Gas Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vivac Winery and then learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Embudo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Taos to Embudo takes an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Embudo when traveling from Taos in January, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Embudo

Wineries · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Santa Fe

City Different

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): walk around Cathedral Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, don't miss a visit to Donna's Designs/ Girasole Glassworks, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Lacuna Galleries, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Santa Fe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Embudo to Santa Fe in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Parks

1
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Albuquerque

Duke City

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and then look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque visit planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in January, with lows around 26°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.