8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico sightseeing planner
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Albuquerque — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa Flamenca as well as Albuquerque Biological Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque holiday planner.

Amarillo to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.
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Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Santa Fe — 3 nights

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.
Santa Fe is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taos.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Taos — 1 night

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 12th (Tue), cast your line with Taos Fly Shop, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taos itinerary tool.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in July, with highs in Taos at 83°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

New Mexico travel guide

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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.
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