8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Albuquerque

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandia Mountains. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Albuquerque. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sandia Mountains
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

1
night
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument and then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Alamos trip builder website .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Los Alamos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, expect Los Alamos to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Mexico History Museum as well as Palace of the Governors.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe tour website .

Getting from Los Alamos to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez and then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

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

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Taos is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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