7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly

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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary app.

Boston to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Boston to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Taos

— 1 night
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 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taos road trip app.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in January, with highs in Taos at 39°F and lows at 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Spas

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

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 (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque visit planner.

Drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos in January, things will get a bit warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 49°F and lows about 26°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.