6 days in Albuquerque, Taos & Santa Fe Itinerary

6 days in Albuquerque, Taos & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Albuquerque
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Taos
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Santa Fe
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Albuquerque — 1 night

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.
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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Albuquerque. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Taos.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Taos — 2 nights

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 (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then pause for some photo ops at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, and then make a trip to Taos Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taos tour planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Taos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in January, expect Taos to be little chillier, temps between 39°F and 10°F. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 29th (Sat).
Museums · Historic Sites

Santa Fe — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then go for a walk through Keshi, and then make a trip to Canyon Road.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping