7 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

7 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

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7 days in Taos, Santa Fe & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Taos
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
End: Albuquerque

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, then look for gifts at Twirl, then don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip planner.

Albuquerque to Taos is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around 83°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Twirl ©
Twirl

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and ten thousand waves. Do your shopping at Kakawa Chocolate House and Santa Fe Farmers Market. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, stop by Santa Fe Indian Market, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, and then stop by The Candy Lady.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 67°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

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Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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