8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Saint Louis

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 6th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Traveler's Market and then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online route planner.

Saint Louis to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Saint Louis in June, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Taos Clay Studio, and finally make a trip to Taos Pueblo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Harwood Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, and finally examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect Taos to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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.
Appreciate the collections at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Your inner history buff will appreciate Albuquerque Old Town and Bandelier National Monument. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip tool.

Getting from Taos to Albuquerque by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in June; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 93°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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