11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Alamogordo
— Few hours
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Deming
— 1 night
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Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alamogordo trip tool.

New Orleans to Alamogordo is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Alamogordo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for much colder nights in Alamogordo, with lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Deming.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History

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night
Deming

Deming ©
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, and then take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Deming sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Alamogordo to Deming in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Deming can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Deming

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
City of Rocks State Park ©
City of Rocks State Park
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room ©
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room

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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 (Sun): explore the activities along Elephant Butte Lake State Park, then stroll around Carole Wheeler Dog Park, then take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum, and finally take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Truth or Consequences day trip website.

You can drive from Deming to Truth or Consequences in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Truth or Consequences can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Geronimo Springs Museum ©
Geronimo Springs Museum
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
Elephant Butte Lake State Park ©
Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

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.
On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque route planner.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Albuquerque takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Truth or Consequences in December, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Unser Racing Museum ©
Unser Racing Museum
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, then admire all the interesting features of The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally see what you can catch with Taos Fly Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then fly down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Taos Mesa Brewing, and finally view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Taos online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Taos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in December; daily highs in Taos reach 41°F and lows reach 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore San Miguel Chapel and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Get some cultural insight at El Santuario de Chimayo and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and go for a walk through Keshi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in December, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Wine Tours & Tastings

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