7 days in New Mexico & Desert Hot Springs Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico & Desert Hot Springs Itinerary

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Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Jemez Springs
Jemez Springs
— 1 day
— 3 nights
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Palm Springs International Airport, Drive to Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs
— 2 nights


Jemez Springs — 1 day

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 1st (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs and then soothe aching muscles at Jemez Springs Bath House.

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Las Vegas to Jemez Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Jemez Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Jemez Springs hover around 81°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Taos.
Nature · Parks · Spas

Taos — 3 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Horseback Riding Tours. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe. Step out of Taos to go to Red River and see Goose Lake Trail, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum and cast your line with Taos Fly Shop.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taos online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jemez Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Taos, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

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 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Desert Hot Springs.
Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Desert Hot Springs — 2 nights

Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. On the 6th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Bear Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Desert Hot Springs trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Fe to Desert Hot Springs. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Desert Hot Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Desert Hot Springs, with highs around 107°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
Spas · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.