7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
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 19th (Sat), do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery and then see the interesting displays at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder website .

Minneapolis to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Albuquerque. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Casa Rondena Winery ©
Casa Rondena Winery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stop by Enchanted Circle Pottery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Albuquerque to Taos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in October, with highs in Taos at 65°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ghost Ranch and Palace of the Governors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe itinerary builder .

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, Bradbury Science Museum, Ghost Ranch
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Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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