7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
2
Alamogordo
Drive
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Carlsbad
Drive
5
Roswell
Drive
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Taos
— 1 night
Drive
8
Santa Fe
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 day
Fly

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Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

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 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip maker.

Miami to Albuquerque is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in November, expect Albuquerque to be colder, temps between 59°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Alamogordo

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alamogordo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Alamogordo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. November in Alamogordo sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 37°F at night. You'll set off for Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 4.5 hours. In November in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Carlsbad trip itinerary site.

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. November in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 37°F at night. You will leave for Roswell on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Roswell

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Roswell itinerary maker.

Drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 36°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in the exciting artwork at Keshi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then shop like a local with Shidoni Galleries.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Roswell - with highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Taos Pueblo, then admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taos, with lows of 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Santa Fe

City Different

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Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Albuquerque

— 1 day

Duke City

On the 20th (Sat), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque day trip planning website.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in November, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
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.