8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Charleston to Albuquerque is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Charleston in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and finally take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

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Drive from Albuquerque to Taos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in August, with highs in Taos at 79°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

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Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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