10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico journey builder

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Farmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

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.
You've added Albuquerque Old Town, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, Casa Rondena Winery, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Luz Trail, then admire the natural beauty at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, and then do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town and then immerse yourself in nature at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Albuquerque is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Albuquerque at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Farmington

— 1 night
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Salmon Ruins and then sample the tasty concoctions at Three Rivers Brewery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Farmington road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Farmington takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Farmington when traveling from Albuquerque in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Farmington

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Taos

— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Enchanted Circle Pottery, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos Plaza, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taos day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Taos takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Farmington in August; daily highs in Taos reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
You've now added Astronomy Adventures to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and then tour by night with Astronomy Adventures. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Las Cruces

— 2 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and then walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, then look for gifts at COAS Books, and then steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village.

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You can drive from Santa Fe to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in August; daily highs in Las Cruces reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.