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 7th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Springs Bath House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs day trip planning website.

Las Vegas to Jemez Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Jemez Springs. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Jemez Springs are colder (66°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Millicent Rogers Museum and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Get in touch with nature at The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Taos to Red River to see Goose Lake Trail about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and cast your line with Taos Fly Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in May, expect little chillier with lows of 35°F in Taos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Museums
Side Trip

Santa Fe — 1 night

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 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in May, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around 73°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Desert Hot Springs.
Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Desert Hot Springs — 2 nights

Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Bear Lake.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Desert Hot Springs online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Fe to Desert Hot Springs. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Desert Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
Spas · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
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.