8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Chimayo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Boston

1
night
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 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Tinkertown Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planning website .

Boston to Albuquerque is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Albuquerque. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: highs in Albuquerque hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest

1
night
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. On the 3rd (Wed), tee off at Pinon Hills Golf Course, then examine the collection at Farmington Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Berg/Animas Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Farmington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Farmington by car takes about 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Farmington when traveling from Albuquerque in April, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Farmington

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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Pinon Hills Golf Course ©
Pinon Hills Golf Course
Farmington Museum ©
Farmington Museum

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 4th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, view the masterpieces at Two Graces Gallery, examine the collection at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, then shop like a local with Taos Clay Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Blumenschein Home & Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taos online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Farmington to Taos takes 4 hours. Traveling from Farmington in April, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chimayo.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House ©

2
nights
Chimayo

Chimayo ©
Chimayó is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Chimayo Trading and Mercantile, take in the exciting artwork at Fuller Lodge Art Center, and then Head underground at Bandelier National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose de Gracia Mission Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo.

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Drive from Taos to Chimayo in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in April since evenings lows in Chimayo dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Chimayo

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Los Alamos, San Jose de Gracia Mission Church, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, view the masterpieces at Keshi, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary site .

Drive from Chimayo to Santa Fe in an hour. Traveling from Chimayo in April, you will find days in Santa Fe are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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