22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pueblo of Acoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Cloudcroft
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Carlsbad
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Roswell
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Coronado Historic Site. Step out of the city life by going to The Stables at Tamaya and Wildlife West Nature Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Belen Harvey House Museum (in Belen) and Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (in Mountainair). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Spaceship House, and do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner .

Boston to Albuquerque is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Boston in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wildlife West Nature Park, Belen Harvey House Museum, Coronado Historic Site, The Stables at Tamaya, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Palace of the Governors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ghost Ranch and El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo), Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 54°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghost Ranch, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): shop like a local with Tesuque Glass Works, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose de Gracia Mission Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then see the interesting displays at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, get a taste of the local shopping with Taos Clay Studio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Taos Mesa Brewing.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos trip builder app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Fe in November since evenings lows in Taos dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pueblo of Acoma.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Tesuque Glassworks, San Jose de Gracia Church
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
San Jose de Gracia Church ©
San Jose de Gracia Church

2
nights
Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma ©
On the 24th (Sun), take in the history at Laguna Pueblo Mission, don't miss a visit to Acoma Pueblo Sky City, and then don't miss a visit to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Sky City Casino and then try your luck at Dancing Eagle Casino.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pueblo of Acoma online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Taos to Pueblo of Acoma in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in November, expect nights in Pueblo of Acoma to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Pueblo of Acoma

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Laguna Pueblo Mission, Sky City Casino, Dancing Eagle Casino
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Pueblo Mission ©
Laguna Pueblo Mission
Dancing Eagle Casino ©
Dancing Eagle Casino

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, then get a new perspective on nature at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, then see the interesting displays at Shroud Exhibit and Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Heart of the Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, do a tasting at Tularosa Vineyards, and then make a trip to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alamogordo holiday builder .

You can drive from Pueblo of Acoma to Alamogordo in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pueblo of Acoma in November; daily highs in Alamogordo reach 64°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cloudcroft.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tularosa, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

1
night
Cloudcroft

Cloudcroft ©
Cloudcroft is a village in Otero County, New Mexico, and is within the Lincoln National Forest. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get great views at State Route 244 and then head outdoors with Bluff Springs.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cloudcroft sightseeing planning app .

Cloudcroft is very close to Alamogordo. November in Cloudcroft sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Cloudcroft

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Bluff Springs ©
Bluff Springs

4
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Room and El Capitan. Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Lion's Tail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Devil's Hall Trail (in Guadalupe Mountains National Park) and Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Slaughter Canyon Cave, Giant Dome, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eddy House.

Plan my day in Carlsbad using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cloudcroft to Carlsbad in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Carlsbad are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

3
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roswell Museum & Art Center and Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area. Get in touch with nature at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Pecos River. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District, take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, and examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell online journey planner .

You can drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Carlsbad in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°F in Roswell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pecos River
Highlights from your plan
Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©

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