8 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

8 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse for treasures at Tinkertown Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque planning tool.

San Francisco to Albuquerque is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in April, Albuquerque is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canyon Road, Santa Fe Plaza and Bandelier National Monument. Bring the kids along to San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Mama's Minerals. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument (in Los Alamos), Jemez Springs (Jemez Mountains & Valles Caldera National Preserve) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 35°F. You will leave for Taos on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Taos Rockers Mineral & Fossil Outlet, then see the interesting displays at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, and then take in the exciting artwork at Two Graces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): hike along Columbine Campground, hike along Mallette Park Nature Trail, and then trek along Middlefork Lake.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taos trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, Taos is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Middlefork Lake ©
Middlefork Lake
Columbine Campground ©
Columbine Campground
Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House ©
Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House

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