25 days in New Mexico Itinerary

25 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ruidoso
— 3 nights
2
Carlsbad
— 4 nights
3
Taos
— 4 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
5
Albuquerque
— 6 nights

3
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Tularosa Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Ruidoso: McGinn's PistachioLand (in Alamogordo) and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Links At Sierra Blanca, take in the exciting artwork at Kenneth Wyatt Galleries, stroll through Grindstone Lake Trail, and appreciate the history behind Free Spirits at Noisy Water.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruidoso travel route website.

San Francisco to Ruidoso is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Ruidoso, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Ruidoso hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trips

McGinn's PistachioLand, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, Tularosa Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Links At Sierra Blanca ©
Links At Sierra Blanca
Spas
Tularosa Vineyards ©
Tularosa Vineyards

4
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Pecos Flavors Winery and Zia Park Casino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Hall of The White Giant, Lion's Tail, &more) and Roswell (Downtown Historic District & Tokay Beaded Art). There's more to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ruidoso to Carlsbad by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Ruidoso in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell, Zia Park Casino
Highlights from your plan
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery
Big Room ©
Big Room

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Millicent Rogers Museum and Vivac Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Black Mesa Winery (in Velarde) and La Chiripada Winery (in Dixon). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

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

Getting from Carlsbad to Taos by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, Taos is a bit cooler than Carlsbad - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dixon, Black Mesa Winery
Highlights from your plan
La Chiripada Winery ©
La Chiripada Winery
Vivac Winery ©
Vivac Winery
Black Mesa Winery ©
Black Mesa Winery

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room and Plaza Blanca. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail), Ghost Ranch (in Abiquiu) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, make a trip to Canyon Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Abiquiu, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room ©
Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa Rondena Winery and Unser Racing Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Paako Ridge Golf Club (in Sandia Park), El Malpais National Monument (in Grants) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, try your luck at Sandia Resort & Casino, explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and admire the striking features of Spaceship House.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Paako Ridge Golf Club, El Malpais National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Spas
Casa Rondena Winery ©
Casa Rondena Winery

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