6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Ruidoso
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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Ruidoso

Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ruidoso online vacation planner .

Dallas to Ruidoso is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Ruidoso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Ruidoso, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Spas
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Spas

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by The Candy Lady, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and finally browse for treasures at Tinkertown Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online trip maker .

Drive from Ruidoso to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ruidoso in May; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe and then hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in May: high temperatures in Taos hover around 67°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Taos Ski Valley
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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
Taos Ski Valley ©
Taos Ski Valley
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and finally indulge your taste buds at Kakawa Chocolate House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in May; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 73°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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