30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Nageezi
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 5 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad
— 6 nights
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Albuquerque — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Dancing Eagle Casino (in Casa Blanca) and Quebradas Backcountry Byway (in Socorro). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque road trip planning site.

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. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Albuquerque, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nageezi.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Nageezi — 2 nights

Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chetro Ketl and then delve into the distant past at Pueblo Bonito.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nageezi day trip app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Nageezi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, expect little chillier with lows of 28°F in Nageezi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taos.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Taos — 5 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Millicent Rogers Museum and The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe. Step out of Taos to go to Dixon and see La Chiripada Winery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

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You can drive from Nageezi to Taos in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nageezi in November; daily highs in Taos reach 51°F and lows reach 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Santa Fe — 6 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon Trail and New Mexico Museum of Art. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in Cochiti Pueblo--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and then contemplate the long history of White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in November: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 62°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Deming.
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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. On the 21st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Rockhound State Park and then stroll around City of Rocks State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Deming travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Deming in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Deming are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Riverbend Hot Springs and Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church, and learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces travel route planning website.

Getting from Deming to Las Cruces by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Carlsbad.
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Carlsbad — 6 nights

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 Roswell Museum. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Lion's Tail, &more) and Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (in Roswell). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center and explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad online day trip planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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