9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Jacksonville

3
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 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel, and then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, look for all kinds of wild species at Randall Davey Audubon Center, and then take a stroll through Barrio de Analco.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

Jacksonville to Santa Fe is an approximately 28-hour car ride. You can also take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jacksonville in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chimayo
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

4
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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Union National Monument and then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, immerse yourself in nature at Cimarron Canyon State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goose Lake Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taos day trip website .

Drive from Jemez Springs to Taos in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taos, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Abiquiu.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cimarron Canyon State Park, Goose Lake Trail, Fort Union National Monument
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Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
La Hacienda del los Martinez ©
La Hacienda del los Martinez
Cimarron Canyon State Park ©
Cimarron Canyon State Park

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