11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubuque
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 45 min
1
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Jemez Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Dubuque

1
night
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 24th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery, steep yourself in history at Blumenschein Home & Museum, make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Taos Mesa Brewing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip planner.

Dubuque to Taos is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubuque to Taos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dubuque in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Taos: highs are around 47°F and lows about 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Wineries Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Black Mesa Winery ©
Black Mesa Winery
Blumenschein Home & Museum ©
Blumenschein Home & Museum
Taos Clay Studio ©
Taos Clay Studio

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Miguel Chapel and Palace of the Governors. Step out of the city life by going to Randall Davey Audubon Center and Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, approximately Chimayo away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

2
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jemez Springs Bath House. On the 28th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Jemez Historic Site, then cruise along Jemez Mountain Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Springs Bath House. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ojito Wilderness and then learn about winemaking at Ponderosa Valley Vineyards.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jemez Springs online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Jemez Springs takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jemez Springs can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Ojito Wilderness, Ponderosa Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House
Jemez Historic Site ©
Jemez Historic Site
Jemez Mountain Trail ©
Jemez Mountain Trail

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Sands Missle Range Museum. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum, then look for gifts at White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Toy Train Depot, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Tularosa Basin Museum of History and then examine the collection at Shroud Exhibit and Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alamogordo online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Alamogordo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Jemez Springs in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alamogordo: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Toy Train Depot ©
Toy Train Depot
White Sands Missle Range Museum
White Sands Missle Range Museum
Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Foothills Trails, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site and then ride a horse along The Stables at Tamaya.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Alamogordo to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Alamogordo in March: highs in Albuquerque hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado Historic Site, The Stables at Tamaya
Highlights from your plan
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site
Spas

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