23 days in New Mexico Itinerary

23 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Paducah
Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Grants
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Farmington
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Jemez Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive:  19​h 30​min
End: Paducah

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.
Get in touch with nature at Wildlife West Nature Park and Jemez State Monument. Albuquerque Old Town and Casa Rondena Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in Mountainair (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument.

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Paducah to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Paducah to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wildlife West Nature Park, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Wildlife West Nature Park ©
Wildlife West Nature Park

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Heart of the Desert, then do a tasting at Tularosa Vineyards, and then delve into the distant past at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, and then stop by White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop.

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Getting from Albuquerque to Alamogordo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grants.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Tularosa
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

3
nights
Grants

Grants ©
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. Explore hidden gems such as El Morro National Monument and Laguna Pueblo Mission. Get in touch with nature at El Malpais National Monument and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. Take a break from Grants with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center in Acoma Pueblo, about 46 minutes away.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grants online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Alamogordo to Grants by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alamogordo in November, with highs in Grants at 57°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Grants

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ramah, Laguna Pueblo Mission, Sky City Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
El Morro National Monument ©
El Morro National Monument
El Malpais National Monument ©
El Malpais National Monument
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary ©
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

4
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chetro Ketl. Take a break from the city and head to Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Berg/Animas Trail. When in Farmington, make a side trip to see Pueblo Bonito in Nageezi, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness and play a few rounds at Pinon Hills Golf Course.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Farmington trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Grants to Farmington takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Farmington are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nageezi, Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness ©
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

2
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Jemez Springs Bath House and then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Ojito Wilderness and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs trip maker app .

Getting from Farmington to Jemez Springs by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Farmington in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Jemez Springs, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ojito Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley, and then examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip planner .

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Taos in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Taos Ski Valley
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Ski Valley ©
Taos Ski Valley

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.
Get some cultural insight at El Santuario de Chimayo and Puye Cliff Dwellings. Explore hidden gems such as San Miguel Chapel and Pecos National Historical Park. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Los Alamos (Bradbury Science Museum & Los Alamos Nature Center). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and take a memorable drive along The Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planning app .

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in November, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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