6 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

6 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

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6 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

2
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.
Step out of Santa Fe to go to Cochiti Pueblo and see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, shop like a local with El Nicho, and view the masterpieces at Keshi.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online trip itinerary maker .

Cincinnati to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. July in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then wander the streets of Taos Pueblo, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

Discover how to plan a Taos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get a bit cooler in Taos: highs are around 83°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

2
nights
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 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Keep things going the next day: get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque vacation planner .

Getting from Taos to Albuquerque by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in July, with highs in Albuquerque at 91°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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