5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Amarillo
Drive:  6​h
1
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amarillo

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, then examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, then explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

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Amarillo to Taos is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Taos is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amarillo in November: high temperatures in Taos hover around 51°F and lows are around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Taos Ski Valley Resort
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace of the Governors and Bradbury Science Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Mama's Minerals, and make a trip to Donna's Designs/ Girasole Glassworks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planner .

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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