8 days in Colorado Springs & New Mexico Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Colorado Springs — 1 night

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Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Taos.
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Taos — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): cast your line with Taos Fly Shop, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rio Grande Gorge, and finally take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, make a trip to Taos Drums, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Taos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks
Side Trip

Santa Fe — 3 nights

City Different

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally trek along Dale Ball Trails.

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Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in May, with highs in Santa Fe at 73°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.
Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Albuquerque — 1 night

Duke City

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site, then walk around Elena Gallegos Park, and finally look for gifts at The Candy Lady. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Side Trip

New Mexico travel guide

Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.