6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Taos
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Taos

— 1 night
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 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Taos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Denver to Taos is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in September, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Taos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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.
Get some cultural insight at San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Let the collections at Palace of the Governors and Bradbury Science Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, visit Canyon Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and stop by Wind River Trading Company.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip website.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

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 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church and then get a taste of the local shopping with Tinkertown Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in September since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Mexico travel guide

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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.