30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico itinerary planner

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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Taos
— 3 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 3 nights
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Nageezi
— 1 night
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Pueblo of Acoma
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Truth or Consequences
— 2 nights
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Roswell
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Socorro (Old San Miguel Mission & New Mexico Tech Golf Course) and El Malpais National Monument (in Grants). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque day trip tool.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyon Trail and Food Tours. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in Cochiti Pueblo, approximately Cochiti Pueblo away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Albuquerque - with highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Taos

— 3 nights
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 Harwood Museum of Art. When in Taos, make a side trip to see Taos Ski Valley Resort in Taos Ski Valley, approximately Taos Ski Valley away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, view the masterpieces at Taos Clay Studio, make a trip to Taos Pueblo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jemez Springs

— 3 nights
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza Blanca and Ghost Ranch. Take a break from Jemez Springs with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Jemez Historic Site, take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs, take a memorable drive along Jemez Mountain Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at Jemez Springs Bath House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jemez Springs journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Taos to Jemez Springs takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jemez Springs, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nageezi.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nageezi

— 1 night
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. On the 17th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nageezi planner.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Nageezi in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jemez Springs in November: highs in Nageezi hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Pueblo of Acoma.

Things to do in Nageezi

Nature · Parks

Pueblo of Acoma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): try your luck at Dancing Eagle Casino, then don't miss a visit to Acoma Pueblo Sky City, and then take an in-depth tour of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pueblo of Acoma trip planner.

Drive from Nageezi to Pueblo of Acoma in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nageezi in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Pueblo of Acoma, with lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Pueblo of Acoma

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 1 night
San Antonio is an unincorporated community in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States, roughly in the center of the state, on the Rio Grande. On the 19th (Fri), contemplate the long history of White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio day trip planning app.

You can drive from Pueblo of Acoma to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pueblo of Acoma in November, San Antonio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Truth or Consequences

— 2 nights
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll around Veterans Memorial Park and then see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs Bathhouse Historic and Commercial District, then take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs, and then take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Truth or Consequences online attractions planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Truth or Consequences in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Deming.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Deming

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Pancho Villa State Park, then take in the natural beauty of Faywood Hot Springs, and then explore the striking landscape at City of Rocks State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Rockhound State Park, then do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, and then take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Deming trip builder app.

You can drive from Truth or Consequences to Deming in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Deming are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Las Cruces

— 3 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, stroll around Veterans Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, and contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Cruces trip planning tool.

Drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Carlsbad

— 3 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Room and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center and take a memorable drive along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

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Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Carlsbad takes 3.5 hours. In November in Carlsbad, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Roswell

— 2 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 30th (Tue), see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum, then contemplate the long history of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and finally do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Roswell trip maker website.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. In November in Roswell, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · 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.