6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico tour planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Santa Fe
— 3 nights


Albuquerque — 1 day

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.
On the 18th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town and then get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque journey maker site.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Albuquerque, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taos.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take a tour by water with Taos Fly Shop, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then hike along Goose Lake Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taos online vacation planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Taos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, expect Taos to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Santa Fe — 3 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 21st (Thu): go for a walk through Keshi, wander the wide-open spaces of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip site.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

New Mexico travel guide

Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.