10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Artesia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, thenexamine the collection at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary site.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park, contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, and finally trek along Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument.

Plan my day in Santa Fe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, Santa Fe is little chillier at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park, Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, take a memorable drive along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, thenenjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, thensee the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Taos, with lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): Head underground at King's Palace, thenHead underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, thenHead underground at Big Room, and finally get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, thensee the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, thenlook and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Artesia travel tool.

You can drive from Taos to Artesia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, Artesia is somewhat warmer than Taos - with highs of 77°F and lows of 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell
Highlights from your plan
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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