15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
2
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
3
Cuba
— 1 night
4
Chama
— 1 night
5
Questa
— 1 night
6
Eagle Nest
— 1 night
7
Taos
— 1 night
8
Abiquiu
— 1 night
9
Espanola
— 1 night
10
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
11
Carlsbad
— 3 nights

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night
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 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and then stop by The Candy Lady.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner.

San Francisco to Albuquerque is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Albuquerque. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much hotter days in Albuquerque, with highs around 93°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
The Candy Lady ©
The Candy Lady

1
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Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains, and then cruise along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jemez Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cuba.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway ©
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway

1
night
Cuba

Cuba ©
Cuba is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Highway 126 and then look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro Parks Wilderness.

Plan my day in Cuba using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Cuba in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chama.

Things to do in Cuba

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Pedro Parks Wilderness ©
San Pedro Parks Wilderness

1
night
Chama

Chama ©
Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. On the 5th (Fri), explore the activities along Heron Lake State Park, then look for gifts at Tierra Wools, and then browse the different shops at Mountainview Mall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chama trip planner.

You can drive from Cuba to Chama in 2 hours. Traveling from Cuba in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chama, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Questa.

Things to do in Chama

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tierra Wools, Heron Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tierra Wools ©
Tierra Wools
Heron Lake State Park ©
Heron Lake State Park

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night
Questa

Questa ©
Questa is a village in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Red River Fish Hatchery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Questa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chama to Questa takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Eagle Nest.

Things to do in Questa

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red River Fish Hatchery ©
Red River Fish Hatchery

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night
Eagle Nest

Eagle Nest ©
Eagle Nest is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Cimarron Canyon State Park, and then explore the activities along Cimarron River.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eagle Nest online holiday planner.

You can drive from Questa to Eagle Nest in an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Questa in June: high temperatures in Eagle Nest hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Eagle Nest

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Cimarron Canyon State Park ©
Cimarron Canyon State Park
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eagle Nest to Taos takes an hour. Traveling from Eagle Nest in June, expect Taos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Abiquiu.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

1
night
Abiquiu

Abiquiu ©
Abiquiú is a small census-designated place located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Plaza Blanca, then contemplate the waterfront views at Abiqui Lake, and then admire the masterpieces at Ghost Ranch.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Abiquiu road trip app.

Drive from Taos to Abiquiu in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in June, Abiquiu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Espanola.

Things to do in Abiquiu

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
Abiqui Lake ©
Abiqui Lake

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night
Espanola

Espanola ©
Española is a city primarily in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel, then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, and then delve into the distant past at Puye Cliff Dwellings.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Espanola online holiday planner.

Espanola is very close to Abiquiu. In June, daily temperatures in Espanola can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Espanola

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Puye Cliff Dwellings ©
Puye Cliff Dwellings
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Santo Nino Chapel ©
Santo Nino Chapel

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), walk around Cathedral Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mama's Minerals, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally make a trip to Meow Wolf.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Espanola to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Espanola in June, you will find days in Santa Fe are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, and then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Rattlesnake Springs, and then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, Carlsbad is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 98°F and lows of 67°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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