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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, History and Ghost Tours of Old Town, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the top attractions with Navajo Tours USA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then get a taste of local nightlife at History and Ghost Tours of Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Albuquerque. In July, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe tour itinerary planner.

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 Neighborhoods Museums
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Los Rios River Runners, Taos Rockers Mineral & Fossil Outlet and High Road to Taos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Taos Pueblo and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Millicent Rogers Museum and La Hacienda del los Martinez. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, steep yourself in history at Kit Carson Home & Museum, and don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taos sightseeing tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in July, with highs in Taos at 83°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Los Rios River Runners ©
Los Rios River Runners

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