8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Socorro
— 1 day
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, view the masterpieces at Vertu Fine Art Gallery, and then look and learn at National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Socorro day trip planning tool.

Los Angeles to Socorro is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Socorro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Socorro at 62°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
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Vertu Fine Art Gallery ©
Vertu Fine Art Gallery

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and get engrossed in the history at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Socorro to Carlsbad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. November in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

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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 18th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with 203 Fine Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Taos vacation builder site.

Drive from Carlsbad to Taos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in November, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around 51°F and lows about 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): do some rugged touring at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then stop by Mama's Minerals, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, walk around Cathedral Park, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in November since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Albuquerque route builder site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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