7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque

Duke City

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.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque day trip planner.

Tulsa to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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nights
Santa Fe

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.
Santa Fe is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in January, with highs in Santa Fe at 44°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, then explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Taos Mesa Brewing.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taos route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°F and 10°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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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.