17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

17 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Socorro
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Loretto Chapel and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Canyon Trail in Cochiti Pueblo, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in November, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
Loretto Chapel
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

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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 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Taos Fly Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art and then take a memorable tour with Mountain Skills Rock Guides, LLC.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taos tour planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, Taos is slightly colder at night with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Taos Pueblo
3.8

3
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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Big Room, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, take a memorable drive along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, and explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Taos to Carlsbad takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taos in November, things will get a bit warmer in Carlsbad: highs are around 22°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Cave
Big Room
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Lion's Tail
4.9

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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like White Sands National Monument and Tularosa Basin Museum of History. Go for a jaunt from Las Cruces to Deming to see Deming Luna Mimbres Museum about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Zuhl Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Rockhound State Park, and steep yourself in history at San Albino Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces vacation planner.

Drive from Carlsbad to Las Cruces in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Las Cruces can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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History Museum
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
4.9
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State Park
Rockhound State Park
4.6
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Natural History Museum
Tularosa Basin Museum of History
4.7

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Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old San Miguel Mission, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and then look and learn at National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Socorro trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Las Cruces to Socorro by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Socorro are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Attractions like Albuquerque Old Town and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center make great kid-friendly stops. When in Albuquerque, make a side trip to see Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, approximately Los Alamos away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the striking features of Spaceship House, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and see New Mexico Jeep Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip app.

Traveling by car from Socorro to Albuquerque takes 1.5 hours. In November in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8

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