22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
2
Taos
— 4 nights
3
Artesia
— 3 nights
4
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
5
Grants
— 2 nights
6
Albuquerque
— 4 nights

5
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 your shopping at Keshi and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Escape the urban bustle at Valles Caldera National Preserve and Pecos National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Fe Farmers Market, and do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe holiday maker site.

Budapest, Hungary to Santa Fe is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Santa Fe is minus 8 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Budapest in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

4
nights
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 outdoors at Fort Union National Monument and Taos Ski Valley Resort. Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Step out of Taos to go to Angel Fire and see Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, and explore and take pictures at Enchanted Circle Drive.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taos route maker app.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, things will get slightly colder in Taos: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Taos Ski Valley Resort, Fort Union National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Big Room and King's Palace. Get in touch with nature at Sitting Bull Falls and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Artesia: Roswell (Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge & Bottomless Lakes State Park).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Artesia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Artesia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taos in April, things will get a bit warmer in Artesia: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell, Sitting Bull Falls
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, stop by White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop, thenbrush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum, and finally make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Lincoln National Forest, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, and then explore the ancient world of Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Artesia to Alamogordo takes 2.5 hours. April in Alamogordo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grants.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln National Forest, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

2
nights
Grants

Grants ©
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at El Morro National Monument and then explore the galleries of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Mining Museum, thenstop by Chaco Canyon Trading Co, and then explore the striking landscape of El Malpais National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grants trip planner.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Grants in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alamogordo in April, with highs in Grants at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grants

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaco Canyon Trading Co, El Morro National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
El Morro National Monument ©
El Morro National Monument
El Malpais National Monument ©
El Malpais National Monument
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum ©
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tinkertown Museum and The Candy Lady. Step out of the city life by going to Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs and Cibola National Forest. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, make a trip to Spaceship House, have fun at Downs at Albuquerque, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grants to Albuquerque takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grants in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, Tinkertown Museum, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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