8 days in Taos & Santa Fe Itinerary

8 days in Taos & Santa Fe Itinerary

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8 days in Taos & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York 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.
For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos day trip site .

New York City to Taos is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Taos is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Taos hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Nature Shopping
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Twirl ©
Twirl
Kit Carson Park ©
Kit Carson Park

4
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.
Head to Kakawa Chocolate House and Andrew Smith Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site and Puye Cliff Dwellings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Harrell House of Natural Oddities, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary site .

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puye Cliff Dwellings, Pecos National Historical Park, Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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