5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  6​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Monroe Gallery. Head to Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc.for plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, take in the exciting artwork at Keshi, hunt for treasures at Santa fe Society of Artists, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

San Antonio to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 54°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at Tesuque Glass Works, view the masterpieces at 203 Fine Art, then explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tesuque Glassworks
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Skip Maisel's and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque day trip tool .

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in December: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 49°F and lows are around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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