8 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

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Jemez Springs
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights

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Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 6th (Sun), cruise along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, take in the natural beauty of Jemez Springs Bath House, then appreciate the history behind Jemez Historic Site, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Soda Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Battleship Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jemez Mountains, and finally trek along Cave Loop Trail.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Charleston to Jemez Springs is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to Jemez Springs. When traveling from Charleston in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Historic Site ©
Jemez Historic Site

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument and Tinkertown Museum. Visiting La Luz Trail and Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail), Pueblo of Santa Ana (in Bernalillo) and Manzano Mountains State Park (in Mountainair). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at Turquoise Museum, get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque takes 1.5 hours. In September, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer than Jemez Springs - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures ©
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument ©