7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Taos
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Taos
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Espanola
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Taos

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day
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 16th (Wed): make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Taos. In October in Taos, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Espanola.

Things to do in Taos

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

1
night
Espanola

Espanola ©
You've now added Puye Cliff Dwellings to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Puye Cliff Dwellings, look for gifts at Trujillo's Weaving Shop, then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Espanola online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Taos to Espanola takes an hour. Traveling from Taos in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Espanola, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Espanola

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chimayo
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Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Santo Nino Chapel ©
Santo Nino Chapel

2
nights
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bandelier National Monument. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get great views at White Rock Overlook Park, take in the exciting artwork at Fuller Lodge Art Center, and then explore the ancient world of Bandelier National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum, and then hike along Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos trip planner .

Los Alamos is just a stone's throw from Espanola. In October in Los Alamos, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valles Caldera National Preserve
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
White Rock Overlook Park ©
White Rock Overlook Park

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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.
Santa Fe Traditional Flea Market has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Los Alamos to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in October, you will find days in Santa Fe are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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