60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Artesia
— 3 nights
2
Ruidoso
— 7 nights
3
Alamogordo
— 5 nights
4
Deming
— 3 nights
5
Grants
— 4 nights
6
Farmington
— 6 nights
7
Taos
— 9 nights
8
Santa Fe
— 12 nights
9
Albuquerque
— 10 nights

3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Room and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Escape the urban bustle at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and King's Palace. When in Artesia, make a side trip to see Pecos Flavors Winery in Roswell, approximately Roswell away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Street Sculptures.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Artesia trip itinerary builder website.

Omaha to Artesia is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Artesia. Traveling from Omaha in October, expect nights in Artesia to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell
Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

7
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Discover out-of-the-way places like Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and Noisy Water Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Lincoln National Forest and Valley of Fires Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ruidoso: St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero) and Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Smokey Bear Historical Park, don't miss a visit to Mechem Dr, view the masterpieces at Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ruidoso journey builder.

You can drive from Artesia to Ruidoso in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Artesia in October, things will get a bit cooler in Ruidoso: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, Lincoln State Monument, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Valley of Fires Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Spas

5
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and White Sands Missle Range Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Alamogordo: Las Cruces (Dripping Springs Natural Area, New Mexico State University, &more) and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, get curious at International Space Hall of Fame, and indulge your taste buds at Heart of the Desert.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alamogordo day trip planning app.

Getting from Ruidoso to Alamogordo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Ruidoso, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alamogordo, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Deming.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Parks Golf

Side Trips

Las Cruces, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Highlights from your plan
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert
Red Hawk Golf Club ©
Red Hawk Golf Club

3
nights
Deming

Deming ©
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Get in touch with nature at City of Rocks State Park and Rockhound State Park. Explore hidden gems such as D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room and Old Mesilla Village. Get out of town with these interesting Deming side-trips: Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine (in Mesilla) and Gila National Forest (in Silver City). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Deming trip maker website.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Deming in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Deming can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Grants.

Things to do in Deming

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Cruces, Rockhound State Park, Gila National Forest
Highlights from your plan
City of Rocks State Park ©
City of Rocks State Park
Gila National Forest ©
Gila National Forest
Rockhound State Park ©
Rockhound State Park

4
nights
Grants

Grants ©
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. Take a break from the city and head to El Morro National Monument and Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Malpais National Monument and New Mexico Mining Museum. Explore Grants' surroundings by going to Dancing Eagle Casino (in Casa Blanca) and Pueblo of Acoma (Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum & Acoma Pueblo Sky City). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Very Large Array and examine the collection at Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grants trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Deming to Grants takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Deming in November; daily highs in Grants reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Grants

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Pueblo of Acoma, Very Large Array, Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum, Dancing Eagle Casino, El Morro National Monument
Highlights from your plan
El Morro National Monument ©
El Morro National Monument
El Malpais National Monument ©
El Malpais National Monument
Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano ©
Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano

6
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Take a break from the city and head to Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Pinon Hills Golf Course. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness and Shiprock Rock Formation. Change things up with these side-trips from Farmington: Wines of the San Juan (in Blanco), Aztec (Aztec Ruins National Monument & Aztec Sandstone Arches) and Pueblo Bonito (in Nageezi). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Salmon Ruins, identify plant and animal life at Berg/Animas Trail, walk around Lions Wilderness Disc Golf Course, and sample the tasty concoctions at Three Rivers Brewery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Farmington trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Grants to Farmington in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aztec, Nageezi, Wines of the San Juan, Shiprock Rock Formation
Highlights from your plan
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness ©
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Millicent Rogers Museum and Enchanted Circle Drive. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Williams Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and trek along Goose Lake Trail.

Plan my day in Taos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Taos takes 4 hours. Traveling from Farmington in November, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Red River, Philmont Scout Ranch, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rottenstone Pottery, Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Horseback Riding Tours

12
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.
Visiting Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Canyon Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Alamos (Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Nature Center, &more), Santa Rosa (Route 66 Auto Museum & Blue Hole) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Plaza Blanca, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, and soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Santa Rosa, Abiquiu, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

10
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and San Felipe de Neri Church. Get in touch with nature at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs and Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to National Radio Astronomy Observatory (in Socorro), Jemez Springs Bath House (in Jemez Springs) and Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (in Mountainair). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Stables at Tamaya, and admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque online vacation builder.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, Albuquerque is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Sandia Park, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Wildlife West Nature Park, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House

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