22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico travel route planner

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Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Taos
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Taos
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive
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Deming
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive
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Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Roswell
— 1 night
Drive to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Fly to Krakow

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Taos

— 4 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Millicent Rogers Museum and La Hacienda del los Martinez. San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Blumenschein Home & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous) and Taos Ski Valley Resort (in Taos Ski Valley). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, shop like a local with Enchanted Circle Pottery, and take a memorable drive along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taos day trip planning website.

Krakow, Poland to Taos is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Taos is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Krakow in April, Taos is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ghost Ranch and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Visit San Miguel Chapel and El Santuario de Chimayo for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Alamos (Los Alamos History Museum & Bradbury Science Museum) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Canyon Road Contemporary Art, and shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in April: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 22°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Albuquerque Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at San Felipe de Neri Church and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to El Malpais National Monument in Grants, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, stop by The Candy Lady, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Deming.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, and then walk around City of Rocks State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Deming day trip app.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Deming takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Deming, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Las Cruces

— 1 night
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): ponder the design of Plaza de Las Cruces, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Deming to Las Cruces takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites · Museums

Alamogordo

— 2 nights
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, then see the interesting displays at Shroud Exhibit and Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alamogordo online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Alamogordo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alamogordo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carlsbad

— 3 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sitting Bull Falls and Carlsbad Museum and Art Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (King's Palace, Giant Dome, &more).

For photos and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Carlsbad takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Roswell

— 1 night
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and then see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Roswell trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Roswell by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Roswell sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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.