6 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

6 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

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6 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Albuquerque

2
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.
You've added Skip Maisel's, Casa Rondena Winery, Gutierrez Hubbell House, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Skip Maisel's, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then see Duke City Pedaler, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at History and Ghost Tours of Old Town. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, make a trip to Gutierrez Hubbell House, learn about winemaking at Casa Rondena Winery, then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, and finally take in a show at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Albuquerque. In July, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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History and Ghost Tours of Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

1
day
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've now added Bandelier National Monument to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

Before you visit Santa Fe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

High Road to Taos, Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

3
nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taos Rockers Mineral & Fossil Outlet as well as Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting. Appreciate the collections at Millicent Rogers Museum and 203 Fine Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taos Pueblo and La Hacienda del los Martinez. Go for a jaunt from Taos to Red River to see Horseback Riding Tours about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taos holiday builder app .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Taos is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 83°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cochiti Pueblo.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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