7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, take a stroll through Taos Pueblo, admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taos road trip planning website .

Houston to Taos is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Taos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Taos: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe route planning site .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque route planning app .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Albuquerque. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park ©
Albuquerque Biological Park

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