8 days in Taos & White Sands Itinerary

8 days in Taos & White Sands Itinerary

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8 days in Taos & White Sands Itinerary

Start: Taos
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Taos
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
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White Sands
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Taos

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch, & more), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, explore and take pictures at Enchanted Circle Drive, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taos online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taos. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to White Sands.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Angel Fire, Taos Ski Valley Resort, Bandelier National Monument, El Santuario de Chimayo
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos

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White Sands

White Sands ©
White Sands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get great views at San Agustin Pass and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our White Sands day trip site .

Getting from Taos to White Sands by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in White Sands

Nature Parks

Side Trip

San Agustin Pass
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
San Agustin Pass ©
San Agustin Pass

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