7 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

7 days in Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque Itinerary

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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Albuquerque
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Mama's Minerals, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Santa Fe. In February in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, then view the masterpieces at Taos Clay Studio, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then cruise along High Road to Taos, then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and finally make a trip to Taos Plaza.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Fe in February since evenings lows in Taos dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

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.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Taos in February, expect Albuquerque to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 31°F.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods