10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, get curious at International Space Hall of Fame, then get a taste of the local shopping with McGinn's PistachioLand, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, learn more about the world around you at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, then see the interesting displays at Toy Train Depot, and finally see the interesting displays at Shroud Exhibit and Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo route planning site.

Detroit to Alamogordo is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Alamogordo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in April, with highs in Alamogordo at 76°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails
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New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
International Space Hall of Fame ©
International Space Hall of Fame
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then look for gifts at The Candy Lady, then explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site, and finally ride a horse along The Stables at Tamaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, examine the collection at Unser Racing Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally trek along La Luz Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque attractions app.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Albuquerque takes 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 April: highs in Albuquerque hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Coronado Historic Site, The Stables at Tamaya
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Unser Racing Museum ©
Unser Racing Museum
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site

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 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum, admire the majestic nature at Kit Carson Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, then see the interesting displays at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, and finally view the masterpieces at Two Graces. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, stop by Chimayo Trading Del Norte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip planning tool.

Getting from Albuquerque to Taos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Albuquerque in May: high temperatures in Taos hover around 67°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Blumenschein Home & Museum ©
Blumenschein Home & Museum

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 some historical perspective at San Miguel Chapel and Santa Fe National Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of the Governors and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, brush up on your military savvy at New Mexico National Guard Museum, and shop like a local with Mama's Minerals.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel planner.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in May, expect Santa Fe to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 43°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

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