6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner .

Newark to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Los Alamos.

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1
night
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Statues, then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument, and then walk around Ashley Pond Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Alamos trip planning site .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Los Alamos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, things will get little chillier in Los Alamos: highs are around 78°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Taos.

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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Ashley Pond Park ©
Ashley Pond Park

1
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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taos tour planner.

Getting from Los Alamos to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taos, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

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Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

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You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Side Trip

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

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