8 days in New Mexico & Oklahoma City Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights


Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then make a trip to Canyon Road, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

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Indianapolis to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taos.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Taos — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see what you can catch with Turquoise Trout, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Taos is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 83°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Albuquerque — 2 nights

Duke City

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park.

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You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 93°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Oklahoma City — 2 nights

The Big Friendly

On the 23rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, then engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, and finally take in the views from Skydance Bridge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Bricktown, explore the galleries of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

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You can fly from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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.