9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pecos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tulsa

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.
Head to Tinkertown Museum and The Candy Ladyfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Ojito Wilderness and Cibola National Forest will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque vacation planner .

Tulsa to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulsa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Albuquerque, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ojito Wilderness, Tinkertown Museum
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, and finally delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taos online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect Taos to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pecos.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

1
night
Pecos

Pecos ©
Pecos is a village in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added Pecos National Historical Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the history at Glorietta Battlefield and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pecos trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Taos to Pecos takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in May: high temperatures in Pecos hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pecos

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Broken Saddle Riding Company, Santa Fe Mountain Adventures and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some cultural insight at Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza. Head to Tesuque Glass Works and Tin - Nee - Annfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: make a trip to Canyon Road, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa fe Society of Artists, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Shidoni Galleries.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip tool .

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in May: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Tesuque, Broken Saddle Riding Company
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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