8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Panama City Beach
Fly:  6​h
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
End: Panama City Beach

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Albuquerque to Los Alamos to see Bandelier National Monument about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and look for gifts at Blue Portal.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online tour itinerary planner .

Panama City Beach to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach in June, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Albuquerque. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planner .

Drive from Albuquerque to Taos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Taos is little chillier than Albuquerque - with highs of 83°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Museums
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Step out of Santa Fe to go to Cochiti Pueblo and see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, shop like a local with Keshi, and look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 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. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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