10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taos
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Bus + Train:  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): stop by The Candy Lady. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Boca Negra Canyon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque journey maker website.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Albuquerque. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum ©

1
night
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Carole Wheeler Dog Park, thenlook for gifts at Dukatt ’71, thenget engrossed in the history at Geronimo Springs Museum, and finally take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Truth or Consequences driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Truth or Consequences in 2.5 hours. In October in Truth or Consequences, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Geronimo Springs Museum ©
Geronimo Springs Museum
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
Dukatt ’71 ©
Dukatt ’71

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ghost Ranch and San Miguel Chapel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palace of the Governors and New Mexico Museum of Art. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center in Abiquiu--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and make a trip to Canyon Road.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Truth or Consequences to Santa Fe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Truth or Consequences in October: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 69°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Abiquiu
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center ©
Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

3
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 17th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenexamine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery, thentake in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, thencruise along Enchanted Circle Drive, and finally admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taos tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 33°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

Similar Plans

11 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA October, teens, popular sights Preferences: October, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans