7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 day
Drive
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport

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Albuquerque

— 1 day

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 13th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online travel planner.

Austin to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in June since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Get some historical perspective at San Miguel Chapel and El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of the Governors and El Santuario de Chimayo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe travel planner.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in June, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Fe in June: high temperatures in Taos hover around 83°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Jemez Springs

— 1 night
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jemez Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Jemez Springs takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jemez Springs, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.