30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico vacation planner
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Santa Fe
— 7 nights
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Taos
— 5 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
— 1 night
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
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Roswell
— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Jemez Historic Site. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to El Malpais National Monument (in Grants), Jemez Hot Springs (in Jemez Springs) and Sandia Crest Byway (in Sandia Park). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, contemplate the long history of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.

To plan Albuquerque vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza Blanca and Santa Fe National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghost Ranch (in Abiquiu), Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). Next up on the itinerary: walk around White Rock Overlook Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Keshi, and examine the collection at Palace of the Governors.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 54°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taos.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Millicent Rogers Museum and Taos Art Museum. When in Taos, make a side trip to see Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, approximately Angel Fire away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taos trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Fe in November since evenings lows in Taos dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nageezi.
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Nageezi — 1 night

Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Plan a trip to Nageezi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Taos to Nageezi in 3 hours. Traveling from Taos in November, Nageezi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pueblo of Acoma.
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Pueblo of Acoma — 1 night

On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, try to win big at Dancing Eagle Casino, and then make a trip to Acoma Pueblo Sky City.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pueblo of Acoma online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nageezi to Pueblo of Acoma in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nageezi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pueblo of Acoma, with lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.
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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 22nd (Mon), 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 see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Pueblo of Acoma to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Pueblo of Acoma in November, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Truth or Consequences.
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Truth or Consequences — 1 night

Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum and then take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Truth or Consequences trip itinerary builder app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive 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 24th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Rockhound State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Deming tour planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces — 2 nights

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and then stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village, and finally pause for some photo ops at Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. November in Las Cruces sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Roswell.
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Roswell — 4 nights

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roswell Museum and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (in Carlsbad), Street Sculptures (in Artesia) and Hubbard Museum of the American West (in Ruidoso Downs). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Roswell online journey planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Roswell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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New Mexico travel guide

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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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