32 days in New Mexico Itinerary

32 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 8 nights
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Taos
— 6 nights
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Nageezi
— 2 nights
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Ramah
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 2 nights
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Roswell
— 4 nights
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Tucumcari
— 4 nights
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Drive to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and New Mexico Mining Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, and shop like a local with Turquoise Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque road 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. Traveling from New York City to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Los Alamos History Museum and San Miguel Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Abiquiu (Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center & Ghost Ranch), Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, trek along Santa Fe National Historic Trail, make a trip to Canyon Road, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at Millicent Rogers Museum and Harwood Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Taos reach 83°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nageezi.
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Nageezi — 2 nights

Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chetro Ketl and then delve into the distant past at Pueblo Bonito.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nageezi trip planning tool.

Drive from Taos to Nageezi in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in July; daily highs in Nageezi reach 92°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Ramah.
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Ramah — 1 night

Ramah is a census-designated place in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Morro National Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ramah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nageezi to Ramah takes 3 hours. Traveling from Nageezi in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 57°F in Ramah. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Alamogordo.
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Alamogordo — 2 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, then learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then do a tasting at Heart of the Desert. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument and then make a trip to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Alamogordo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ramah to Alamogordo takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ramah in July, expect Alamogordo to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Roswell Museum and Pecos Flavors Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hubbard Museum of the American West and Carlsbad Museum and Art Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roswell: Spas (in Ruidoso), Carlsbad Caverns National Park (in Carlsbad Caverns National Park) and Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Roswell visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Roswell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tucumcari.
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Tucumcari — 4 nights

Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russell's Truck and Travel Center and New Mexico Route 66 Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory and Tee Pee Curios. Step out of Tucumcari with an excursion to Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa--about 1 hour away. There's more to do: make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tucumcari vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Tucumcari takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tucumcari can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to 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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