8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Artesia
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque day trip planning app.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Albuquerque, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Mexico Legislature.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online visit planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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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 11th (Wed), make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, then make a trip to Taos Pueblo, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Taos

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos County Courthouse Murals ©
Taos County Courthouse Murals

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Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then Head underground at King's Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Artesia online tour planner.

Getting from Taos to Artesia by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in September, with highs in Artesia at 86°F and lows at 62°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Artesia

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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