22 days in New Mexico & Saint Louis Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico & Saint Louis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Deming
— 1 night
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 6 nights
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Albuquerque

— 3 nights

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.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Minneapolis to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in January, plan for much hotter days in Albuquerque, with highs around 49°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

San Antonio

— 1 night
San Antonio is an unincorporated community in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States, roughly in the center of the state, on the Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site and then stroll through Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Deming.

Things to do in San Antonio

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Deming

— 1 night
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. On the 15th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Deming trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Deming in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Deming

Museums · Wineries

Carlsbad

— 3 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, &more).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad road trip planner.

You can drive from Deming to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January in Carlsbad, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

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.
Santa Fe is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Santa Fe by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in January, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 44°F and 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Taos

— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Taos Pueblo, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort and then learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Taos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in January; daily highs in Taos reach 39°F and lows reach 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Taos

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 6 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Henry's Rabbit Ranch (in Staunton) and Springfield (Lincoln Memorial Garden & Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Taos to Saint Louis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from Taos in January, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.