7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to San Diego

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Santa Fe

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and San Miguel Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Kakawa Chocolate House.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

San Diego to Santa Fe is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Taos

— 2 nights
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 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Enchanted Circle Drive, then take a tour by water with Taos Fly Shop, and then cruise along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taos visit planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in May; daily highs in Taos reach 67°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Museums

Santa Rosa

— 1 night
Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Route 66 Auto Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

Start your trip to Santa Rosa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Taos to Santa Rosa by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Museums · Nature

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.