8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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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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Carlsbad
— 3 nights

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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 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, pause for some photo ops at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally make a trip to Taos Pueblo.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip app.

Boston to Taos is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Taos is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Taos, with lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Taos Pueblo
3.8

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, and finally stop by Wind River Trading Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip maker tool.

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in November, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8
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Natural History Museum
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
4.5
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Religious Site
San Felipe de Neri Church
4.6

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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 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad day trip website.

Drive from Albuquerque to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, you will find days in Carlsbad are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). You will leave for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Big Room
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Lion's Tail
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Giant Dome
4.8

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