30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Drive
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Roswell
— 2 nights
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Ruidoso
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 3 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coronado Historic Site and San Felipe de Neri Church. You'll explore and learn at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (in Socorro) and New Mexico Mining Museum (in Grants). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque tour itinerary builder.

Memmingen, Germany to Albuquerque is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Memmingen to Albuquerque, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Memmingen in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jemez Springs.
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Jemez Springs — 3 nights

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ghost Ranch and Plaza Blanca. Visit Christ of the Desert Monastary and Bandelier National Monument for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Jemez Historic Site and stroll through Valles Caldera National Preserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs day trip planning site.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taos.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Millicent Rogers Museum and Vietnam Veterans Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Fort Union National Monument. When in Taos, make a side trip to see La Chiripada Winery in Dixon, approximately Dixon away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, and cast your line with Taos Fly Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Taos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in June, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Taos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.
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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 Palace of the Governors and Santa Fe National Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at El Santuario de Chimayo and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Los Alamos (Los Alamos History Museum & Bradbury Science Museum) and Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around 37°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Roswell.
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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 21st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Roswell Museum, admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and then see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and then do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Roswell road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Roswell takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in June; daily highs in Roswell reach 42°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Ruidoso.
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Ruidoso — 1 night

Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Smokey Bear Museum and then examine the collection at Hubbard Museum of the American West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruidoso online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Ruidoso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Roswell in June, things will get slightly colder in Ruidoso: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Alamogordo.
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Alamogordo — 3 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to White Sands Missle Range Museum and Valley of Fires Recreation Area. When in Alamogordo, make a side trip to see Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in Tularosa, approximately Tularosa away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, and do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alamogordo vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Alamogordo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ruidoso in June, expect Alamogordo to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car 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. You'll explore and learn at Geronimo Springs Museum and New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Mesilla Village and Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture. Change things up with a short trip to Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Las Cruces trip planner.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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