7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Little Rock

2
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then Head underground at Big Room.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Artesia trip builder website .

Little Rock to Artesia is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

2
nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with 203 Fine Art, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Artesia to Taos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Artesia in July, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 13th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and then view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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