7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then look for gifts at The Candy Lady, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque route maker site .

Dallas to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, things will get slightly colder in Albuquerque: highs are around 49°F and lows about 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Childrens Museums Museums Shopping
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Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe ©
The Candy Lady ©
The Candy Lady

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then make a trip to Taos Drums, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taos online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°F and 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
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Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort ©
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in December, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bradbury Science Museum
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

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