9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then Head underground at Big Room.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad sightseeing planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Carlsbad is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Carlsbad, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect nights in Carlsbad to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Carlsbad in June, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

1
night
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Jemez Springs Bath House, then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs route builder .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House

2
nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Jemez Springs to Taos in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in June, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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River Rafting & Tubing
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in June: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 37°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

El Santuario de Chimayo
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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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