49 days in New Mexico Itinerary

49 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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49 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Abiquiu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Jemez Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Farmington
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Deming
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Las Cruces
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Carlsbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Roswell
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Zurich

6
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and ten thousand waves will get you outdoors. Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola) and Chimayo (El Santuario de Chimayo & Santo Nino Chapel). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Santa Fe is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Santa Fe. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chimayo, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

6
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taos Pueblo and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Union National Monument and Blumenschein Home & Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taos: Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River), Taos Ski Valley (Hunziger Bowl & Al's Run) and Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of High Road to Taos, and browse the exhibits of Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Fe in June: high temperatures in Taos hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Abiquiu.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taos Ski Valley, Horseback Riding Tours, Fort Union National Monument, Philmont Scout Ranch, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

2
nights
Abiquiu

Abiquiu ©
Abiquiú is a small census-designated place located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Abiqui Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ of the Desert Monastary, and then explore the galleries of Ghost Ranch. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Plaza Blanca, explore the ancient world of Poshuouinge Ruins, then admire all the interesting features of Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Abiquiu trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Taos to Abiquiu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in June since evenings lows in Abiquiu dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Abiquiu

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
Christ of the Desert Monastary ©
Christ of the Desert Monastary

5
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Get outdoors at Valles Caldera National Preserve and Ojito Wilderness. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jemez Historic Site and Ponderosa Valley Vineyards. Step out of Jemez Springs with an excursion to San Pedro Parks Wilderness in Cuba--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jemez Mountains, explore the striking landscape at Battleship Rock, and take a memorable drive along Jemez Mountain Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jemez Springs tour website .

Drive from Abiquiu to Jemez Springs in 2 hours. In June in Jemez Springs, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponderosa Valley Vineyards, Ojito Wilderness, San Pedro Parks Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
San Pedro Parks Wilderness ©
San Pedro Parks Wilderness

4
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Get outdoors at Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. Visit Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chetro Ketl for their historical value. Explore Farmington's surroundings by going to Pueblo Bonito (in Nageezi), Wines of the San Juan (in Blanco) and Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village (in Aztec). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Salmon Ruins, grab your bike and head to Berg/Animas Trail, and play a few rounds at Pinon Hills Golf Course.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Farmington online route planner .

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Farmington takes 3 hours. When traveling from Jemez Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Farmington: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Deming.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nageezi, Aztec, Wines of the San Juan
Highlights from your plan
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Pueblo Bonito ©
Pueblo Bonito

2
nights
Deming

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. Step out of the city life by going to Gila National Forest and Mimbres River Preserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Lordsburg-Hildalgo County Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deming: Silver City (Western New Mexico University Museum & Silver City Museum) and Bowlins Continental Divide Trading Post (in Lordsburg). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at St. Clair Winery & Vineyard and admire the masterpieces at Deming Arts Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Deming holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Farmington to Deming takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Farmington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Deming, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Silver City, Lordsburg
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
Gila National Forest ©
Gila National Forest
Silver City Museum ©
Silver City Museum

5
nights
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Riverbend Hot Springs and Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Popular historic sites such as Old Mesilla Village and San Albino Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Cruces: La Vina Winery (in Anthony), War Eagles Air Museum (in Santa Teresa) and Truth or Consequences (Geronimo Springs Museum & Veterans Memorial Park). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, explore and take pictures at Hatch Chile Express, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Albino, and do a tasting at Sombra Antigua Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Cruces trip planner .

You can drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. In July in Las Cruces, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Hatch Chile Express, La Vina Winery, War Eagles Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Sombra Antigua Winery ©
Sombra Antigua Winery

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, get a new perspective on nature at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, then look for gifts at White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Dog Canyon Trail, learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo trip planner .

You can drive from Las Cruces to Alamogordo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert
Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History

5
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get outdoors at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room, King's Palace, & more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, and contemplate the long history of Eddy House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Carlsbad takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Carlsbad can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

3
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Popular historic sites such as Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and Downtown Historic District are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International UFO Museum and Research Center and Pecos Flavors Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roswell: Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery (in San Patricio) and Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Roswell Museum & Art Center, look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and cruise along Singing Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Roswell day trip website .

Drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. In July in Roswell, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, Singing Road, Lincoln State Monument
Highlights from your plan

6
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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 outdoors at Bandelier National Monument and Petroglyph National Monument. Visit Albuquerque Old Town and San Felipe de Neri Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Sky City Cultural Center (in Acoma Pueblo), Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum (in Pueblo of Acoma) and Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (in Mountainair). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, and admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque day trip planner.

You can drive from Roswell to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or fly. When traveling from Roswell in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Albuquerque, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Acequia Vineyards & Winery, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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