8 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Central New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night
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Mountainair
— 2 nights

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Felipe de Neri Church and Casa Rondena Winery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Albuquerque Old Town and Coronado Historic Site. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Turquoise Museum, do a tasting at Gruet Winery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque driving holiday planner.

Charleston to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jemez Historic Site, then take a memorable drive along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, and finally take in the natural beauty of Jemez Springs Bath House.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jemez Springs road trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in September: high temperatures in Jemez Springs hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Mountainair.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Jemez Historic Site ©
Jemez Historic Site
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House

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Mountainair

Mountainair ©
Mountainair is a town in Torrance County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Manzano Mountains State Park and then appreciate the history behind Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mountainair day trip planner.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Mountainair in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jemez Springs in September: highs in Mountainair hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mountainair

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument ©
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Manzano Mountains State Park ©
Manzano Mountains State Park