5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Albuquerque, Shuttle to Taos
— 1 night
Santa Fe
— 3 nights


Taos — 1 night

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Taos Rockers Mineral & Fossil Outlet, make a trip to Taos Pueblo, browse for treasures at Chimayo Trading Del Norte, then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then don't miss a visit to Taos Drums, and finally stop by Moxie Yarn & More. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, cruise along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, and then look for gifts at Enchanted Circle Pottery.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Taos trip planner.

Kansas City to Taos is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Taos. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Santa Fe — 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Nedra Matteucci Galleries or Keshi. Museum-lovers will get to explore San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, learn about all things military at New Mexico National Guard Museum, visit Canyon Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dale Ball Trails.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe holiday planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

New Mexico travel guide

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.