15 days in Philadelphia & New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Philadelphia & New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
4
Taos
— 2 nights
5
Carlsbad
— 3 nights

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Hersheypark (in Hershey), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and West Chester (Sandy Hollow & Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

West Chester, Hersheypark, Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Philadelphia to Albuquerque takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Albuquerque are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe vacation site.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, Santa Fe is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): make a trip to Taos Pueblo, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, thenexplore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art. On the next day, explore the galleries of Vietnam Veterans Memorial, thenview the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taos vacation app.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, and then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Taos to Carlsbad takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, Carlsbad is somewhat warmer than Taos - with highs of °F and lows of °F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

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