8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, Head underground at Big Room, surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at King's Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad holiday maker.

Sacramento to Carlsbad is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Carlsbad is somewhat warmer than Sacramento - with highs of 98°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Big Room
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Giant Dome
4.8

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Far Flung Adventures and then make a trip to Taos Pueblo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Vietnam Veterans Memorial, shop like a local with Enchanted Circle Pottery, then take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Taos in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in June, expect nights in Taos to be much colder, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
Far Flung Adventures
4.9

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally make a trip to ViVO Contemporary. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in June; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Loretto Chapel
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To plan Albuquerque vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Albuquerque. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7

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