7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico travel route planner
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Albuquerque — 1 night

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 8th (Fri), engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque day trip planning website.

Amarillo to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, browse the exhibits of Keshi, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.
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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 (Tue): admire all the interesting features of High Road to Taos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and then see what you can catch with Taos Fly Shop. On your second day here, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and then explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around 83°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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New Mexico travel guide

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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.
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