30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 7 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Pueblo of Acoma
— 1 night
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Nageezi
— 1 night
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Taos
— 6 nights
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Santa Fe
— 8 nights
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Albuquerque — 7 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 Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: El Malpais National Monument (in Grants) and Jemez Springs (Jemez Hot Springs & Jemez Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, explore by horseback at The Stables at Tamaya, walk around Elena Gallegos Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Turquoise Museum.

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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, Albuquerque is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and then contemplate the long history of White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Cruces.
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Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

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 Riverbend Hot Springs and Basilica San Albino Catholic Church. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, hunt for treasures at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village, and walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces trip maker site.

Getting from San Antonio to Las Cruces by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Las Cruces sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Rockhound State Park and then explore the striking landscape at City of Rocks State Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Deming day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Deming takes 1.5 hours. In November in Deming, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Pueblo of Acoma.
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Pueblo of Acoma — 1 night

On the 16th (Tue), make a trip to Acoma Pueblo Sky City and then don't miss a visit to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pueblo of Acoma trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Deming to Pueblo of Acoma in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Deming in November, expect Pueblo of Acoma to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) 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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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You can drive from Pueblo of Acoma to Nageezi in 2.5 hours. In November in Nageezi, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Taos.
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Taos — 6 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Millicent Rogers Museum and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Taos Ski Valley Resort (in Taos Ski Valley). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, and explore and take pictures at The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taos online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nageezi to Taos by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nageezi in November: high temperatures in Taos hover around 51°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 8 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at White Rock Overlook Park and Ghost Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary maker site.

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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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