8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Taos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Alamogordo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Roswell
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Louisville

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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.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taos trip maker site .

Louisville to Taos is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Taos is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in November, with highs in Taos at 51°F and lows at 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Taos County Courthouse Murals ©
Taos County Courthouse Murals

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.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then make a trip to Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then examine the collection 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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in November since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
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.
Visit Bandelier National Monument and Albuquerque Old Town for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Petroglyph National Monument and Albuquerque Biological Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and trek along Boca Negra Canyon.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°F in Albuquerque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, then make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, and finally learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alamogordo online trip builder .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Alamogordo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In November in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Roswell.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History

1
night
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): shop like a local with Tokay Beaded Art, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Roswell online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Alamogordo to Roswell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Roswell are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Shopping
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