5 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

5 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), look for gifts at El Nicho and then go for a walk through Keshi. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

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Cincinnati to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Loretto Chapel
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
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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 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taos road trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Taos reach 83°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Taos Pueblo
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Albuquerque

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and then see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Taos to Albuquerque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in July; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 91°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Natural History Museum
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
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