7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Raton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
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.
Turquoise Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): cruise along Turquoise Trail, contemplate the long history of Coronado Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Luz Trail.

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Los Angeles to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Coronado Historic Site, Turquoise Trail
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Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site
La Luz Trail ©
La Luz Trail

1
night
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes High Road to Taos, Horseback Riding Tours, Black Mesa Winery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery, trot along with a tour on horseback, view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Taos road trip planning website .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Taos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in July: high temperatures in Taos hover around 33°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Balloon Rides

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyon Road, Bradbury Science Museum and Puye Cliff Dwellings. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online visit planner .

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Raton.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bradbury Science Museum, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

2
nights
Raton

Raton ©
Raton is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. Sugarite Canyon State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Simpson's Rest, then view the masterpieces at Corazon Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Sugarite Canyon State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Raton online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Raton takes 3 hours. July in Raton sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Raton

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Trinidad
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Sugarite Canyon State Park ©
Sugarite Canyon State Park

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