6 days in Friendswood & New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in Friendswood & New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in Friendswood & New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  45​min
1
Friendswood
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

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day
Friendswood

Friendswood ©
Friendswood is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get your game on at Best Shot Range and then tee off at Timber Creek Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Friendswood visit planner .

Houston to Friendswood is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Friendswood are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Friendswood

Golf Outdoors Fun & Games
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Timber Creek Golf Club ©
Timber Creek Golf Club
Best Shot Range ©
Best Shot Range

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, 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.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Friendswood to Albuquerque. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Friendswood to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Friendswood in August, with highs in Albuquerque at 88°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taos attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in August, with highs in Taos at 79°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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night
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Valles Caldera National Preserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains and then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Taos to Jemez Springs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jemez Springs, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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