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:  1​h 15​min
2
Pueblo of Acoma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 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.
On the 14th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online trip builder .

Boston to Albuquerque is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in September: highs in Albuquerque hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pueblo of Acoma.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

1
night
Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): try your luck at Dancing Eagle Casino, then get engrossed in the history at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Acoma Pueblo Sky City.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pueblo of Acoma sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Pueblo of Acoma takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albuquerque in September since evenings lows in Pueblo of Acoma dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Pueblo of Acoma

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Dancing Eagle Casino
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Dancing Eagle Casino ©
Dancing Eagle Casino
Acoma Pueblo Sky City ©
Acoma Pueblo Sky City

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then admire all the interesting features of The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos trip builder tool .

You can drive from Pueblo of Acoma to Taos in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area

3
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.
On the 19th (Thu), do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip website .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo
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El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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