47 days in New Mexico & Austin Itinerary

47 days in New Mexico & Austin Itinerary

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Fly to Alamosa, Drive to Taos
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Taos
— 5 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 5 nights
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Carlsbad
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 17 nights
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Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area (in Red River), Taos Ski Valley Resort (in Taos Ski Valley) and Palisades Sill Official Scenic Historic Marker (in Eagle Nest). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, fly down the slopes at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, and examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Taos trip maker site.

New York City to Taos is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Taos is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Taos Pueblo ©
World heritage site
Taos Pueblo
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Santa Fe

City Different

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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Pajarito Mountain Ski Area (in Los Alamos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Fe travel route planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°F in Santa Fe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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.
Step out of Albuquerque with an excursion to El Malpais National Monument in Grants--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bombs Away Beer Co., and examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°F in Albuquerque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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San Antonio

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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. In January in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 26°F at night. You will leave for Deming on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in San Antonio

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Deming

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 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, explore the world behind art at Deming Arts Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at City of Rocks State Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum Deming, immerse yourself in nature at Rockhound State Park, and then learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Deming visit planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Deming in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries

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City of Rocks State Park ©
Geologic Formation
City of Rocks State Park
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Las Cruces

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Osha Trail (in Cloudcroft), War Eagles Air Museum (in Santa Teresa) and Alamogordo (Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, McGinn's PistachioLand, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Albino Church, explore the stunning scenery at Soledad Canyon Day Use Area, and learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Cruces online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Old Mesilla Village ©
Historic Site
Old Mesilla Village
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Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: International UFO Museum and Research Center (in Roswell) and Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, &more).

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Carlsbad takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Big Room ©
Must see
Big Room
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Lion's Tail ©
Geologic Formation
Lion's Tail
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: New Braunfels (Barn Pottery & Gruene Antique Company), Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, &more) and San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, Mission Concepcion, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the striking features of The Driskill, get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Carlsbad to Austin by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Carlsbad in February, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

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The Alamo ©
Must see
The Alamo
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