8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Albuquerque
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe journey planner.

Rochester to Santa Fe is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Rochester to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Spas · Shopping · Museums

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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 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial, make a trip to Palisades Sill Official Scenic Historic Marker, then identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, and finally take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): hike along Mallette Park Nature Trail, then trek along Middlefork Lake, and then look for gifts at Francesca's Clothing Boutique.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taos road trip site.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Taos, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Middlefork Lake ©
Hiking Trail
Middlefork Lake
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3
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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 still lots to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip planner.

Drive from Taos to Carlsbad in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taos in September, things will get a bit warmer in Carlsbad: highs are around 86°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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 18th (Wed): have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and then examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque travel tool.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums
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