10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico route planner

Make it your trip
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Enchanted Circle Drive and Balloon Rides. Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Enchanted Circle Pottery. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, see what you can catch with Taos Fly Shop, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taos holiday planning site.

Jacksonville to Taos is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Taos due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jacksonville in September, plan for little chillier days in Taos, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Jemez Springs

— 2 nights
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Jemez Springs Bath House, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs, and then take a memorable drive along Jemez Mountain Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valles Caldera National Preserve and then take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jemez Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Jemez Springs takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jemez Springs when traveling from Taos in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Santa Fe

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Miguel Chapel and ViVO Contemporary. Get some historical perspective at El Santuario de Chimayo and Loretto Chapel. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Pecos and see Pecos National Historical Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Fe holiday maker app.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Santa Fe in 2 hours. When traveling from Jemez Springs in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.