8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Taos
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 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 8th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taos online trip builder.

New York City to Taos is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Taos, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect much colder with lows of 44°F in Taos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at San Miguel Chapel and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Santuario de Chimayo and Canyon Road. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs), Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Ghost Ranch (in Abiquiu). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip website.

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), look for gifts at Blue Portal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque attractions planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum

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