8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico journey planner

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Santa Fe
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Taos
— 7 nights
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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.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary tool.

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Taos

— 7 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Taos Pueblo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Millicent Rogers Museum and San Jose de Gracia Church. Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Red River (Goose Lake Trail, Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing, &more), Dixon (Vivac Winery & La Chiripada Winery) and Angel Fire Bike Park (in Angel Fire). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Blumenschein Home & Museum, stroll through Orilla Verde Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Kit Carson Park, and view the masterpieces at Two Graces.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos visit planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in July, with highs in Taos at 83°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.