8 days in North Central New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in North Central New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in North Central New Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  6​h
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, Meow Wolf, Plaza Blanca, and other attractions you added. Let the collections at Puye Cliff Dwellings and San Miguel Chapel capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Bradbury Science Museum. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip app .

San Antonio to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: highs in Santa Fe hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Plaza Blanca, Puye Cliff Dwellings, El Santuario de Chimayo
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo


Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taos Pueblo, The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe and Wild Earth Llama Adventures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Rivers Recreation Area and Millicent Rogers Museum. Let the collections at Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Taos Art Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and admire the masterpieces at Harwood Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos tour planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area