6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip planning tool .

Denver to Taos is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Denver in September since evenings lows in Taos dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tesuque Glassworks
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

3
nights
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.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas and San Miguel Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Palace of the Governors. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and stop by Wind River Trading Company.

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

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

1
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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church and then admire the masterpieces at Tinkertown Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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