22 days in New Mexico, Louisiana & Atlanta Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico, Louisiana & Atlanta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
3
Taos
— 2 nights
4
Lafayette
— 1 night
5
New Orleans
— 5 nights
6
Atlanta
— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, see New Mexico Jeep Tours, don't miss a visit to Madonna of the Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Albuquerque is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals ©
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals
Balloon Rides
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, soar above the sights with Santa Fe Balloon Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, and look for gifts at Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Fe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Plaza Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Santa Fe Mountain Adventures ©
Santa Fe Mountain Adventures
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 28th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, thenmake a trip to Taos Drums, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. On the next day, trek along Hunziger Bowl and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Al's Run.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Taos Ski Valley, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, thenadd some adventure to your tour with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Lafayette.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette itinerary planning app.

Fly from Taos to Lafayette in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taos to Lafayette due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Taos in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas
Highlights from your plan
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Escape Room Lafayette ©
Escape Room Lafayette

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

Planning New Orleans trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Cartersville (Etowah Indian Mounds State Park, Booth Western Art Museum, &more), Sautee Nacoochee (Skylake Galleries & VIP Southern Tours) and Buford (Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center & Paranoia Quest Escape the room). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and tee off at East Lake Golf Club.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta attractions app.

Fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Atlanta are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cartersville, Sautee Nacoochee, Buford, Little Mulberry Park
Highlights from your plan
Booth Western Art Museum ©
Booth Western Art Museum
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
VIP Southern Tours ©
VIP Southern Tours

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