60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Bangor
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Albuquerque
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Truth or Consequences
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Las Cruces
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Alamogordo
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Ruidoso
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Carlsbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Roswell
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Tucumcari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Taos
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Jemez Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Santa Fe
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Bangor

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Hollywick Farms (in Sandia Park) and Tijeras (Pino Canyon & Piedra Lisa Trail). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, stroll through Tramway Bike Path, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Corrales Bosque.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque online vacation planner.

Bangor to Albuquerque is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangor to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bangor in November: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 59°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tijeras, Hollywick Farms, The Stables at Tamaya, A Park Above
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History ©

3
nights
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truth or Consequences: Pioneer Store Museum (in Winston), Socorro (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro Historic Plaza, &more) and Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (in San Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs and play a few rounds at Sierra del Rio Golf Course.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Truth or Consequences vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Albuquerque to Truth or Consequences by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Truth or Consequences sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Socorro, Pioneer Store Museum, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Store Museum ©
Pioneer Store Museum
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs

7
nights
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Las Cruces side-trips: Deming (Deming Arts Center, Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, &more), Aguirre Spring Campground (in Organ) and Faywood Hot Springs (in Faywood). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, examine the collection at The Zuhl Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Las Cruces, and steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Cruces trip maker.

You can drive from Truth or Consequences to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Deming, War Eagles Air Museum, Aguirre Spring Campground, Faywood Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum ©
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village

4
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alamogordo: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa) and Cloudcroft (Trestle Recreation Area, State Route 244, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, learn more about the world around you at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, appreciate the extensive heritage of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, and stroll through Dog Canyon Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alamogordo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Alamogordo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Highlights from your plan
Trestle Recreation Area ©
Trestle Recreation Area
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

5
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ruidoso: St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero), Runyan Ranches (in Mayhill) and Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Lincoln National Forest, pause for some photo ops at Free Spirits at Noisy Water, make a trip to Monjeau Lookout, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lotza Stuff.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ruidoso online travel planner.

Take a bus from Alamogordo to Ruidoso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Alamogordo in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ruidoso: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ruidoso Downs, Fort Stanton, Lincoln, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church
Highlights from your plan
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery ©
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum

5
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Green Lake, Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and explore and take pictures at Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Carlsbad takes 3 hours. While traveling from Ruidoso, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

4
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Step out of Roswell with an excursion to Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, take an in-depth tour of Roswell Museum & Art Center, take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Roswell attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Roswell takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Carlsbad in December since evenings lows in Roswell dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Singing Road, Billy the Kid Museum
Highlights from your plan
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area ©
Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area

3
nights
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Petty Studios (in Clovis), Santa Rosa (Blue Hole & Route 66 Auto Museum) and Russell's Truck and Travel Center (in Glenrio). There's much more to do: stop by Contemporary Designs, make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari, learn more about the world around you at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory, and get engrossed in the history at Tucumcari Historical Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucumcari route planner.

You can drive from Roswell to Tucumcari in 3 hours. December in Tucumcari sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Norman Petty Studios, Russell's Truck and Travel Center
Highlights from your plan
Russell's Truck and Travel Center ©
Russell's Truck and Travel Center
Norman Petty Studios ©
Norman Petty Studios

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron) and Red River (Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area & Red River Community House). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taos trip planner.

You can drive from Tucumcari to Taos in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tucumcari in December: high temperatures in Taos hover around 41°F and lows are around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Taos County, Red River, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron River
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

5
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jemez Springs: Nageezi (Chaco Culture National Historical Park & Chetro Ketl), Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca & Ghost Ranch). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Springs Bath House, contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, and explore the ancient world of Jemez Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jemez Springs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Taos to Jemez Springs in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jemez Springs when traveling from Taos in December, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nageezi, Abiquiu, Bandelier National Monument, Ojito Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip planner.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Santa Fe in 2 hours. December in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 22°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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