11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico tour planner

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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Farmington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque

— 1 night

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.
For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque holiday planning tool.

Fort Lauderdale to Albuquerque is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, you will find days in Albuquerque are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are colder (51°F). On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Jemez Springs

— 1 night
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemez National Recreation Area, then delve into the distant past at Jemez Historic Site, and then cruise along Jemez Mountain Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jemez Springs travel app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in May, with highs in Jemez Springs at 66°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive · Parks

Farmington

— 3 nights
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salmon Ruins and Towac Visitor Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Anasazi Heritage Center and Berg/Animas Trail. When in Farmington, make a side trip to see Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum in Cortez, approximately Cortez away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, play a few rounds at Pinon Hills Golf Course, and see the interesting displays at Farmington Museum.

Plan trip to Farmington with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Farmington takes 3 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in May, you will find days in Farmington are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Taos

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Taos Pueblo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and then cast your line with Taos Fly Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, take in the dramatic natural features at Rio Grande Gorge, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then examine the collection at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, and finally make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taos travel planner.

You can drive from Farmington to Taos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Farmington in May: high temperatures in Taos hover around 67°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyon Trail and Dale Ball Trails. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Miguel Chapel and La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Fe National Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip tool.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in May, with highs in Santa Fe at 73°F and lows at 43°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.