7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Tulsa

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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 4th (Thu), have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque travel route planner .

Tulsa to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Tulsa in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

1
night
Taos

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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally make a trip to Taos Pueblo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taos holiday maker app .

Getting from Albuquerque to Taos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loretto Chapel and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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