15 days in Portland & New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Portland & New Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Portland

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Portland Art Museum and The Depot Rail Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Willamette Valley and Bonneville Hatchery will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner), Corbett (Bridal Veil Falls & Latourell Falls) and The Oregon Garden (in Silverton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette River Trail, learn about winemaking at Stoller Family Estate, learn more about the world around you at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, and steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Dayton, Corbett, Cascade Locks, Troutdale, Dobbes Family Estate Winery
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards

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 31st (Fri): have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, thenadmire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Portland to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 91°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, thenexamine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, and then learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alamogordo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Alamogordo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In August in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert
White Sands Missle Range Museum
White Sands Missle Range Museum
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of the Governors and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate El Rancho de las Golondrinas and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe holiday tool.

Getting from Alamogordo to Santa Fe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alamogordo in August, with highs in Santa Fe at 84°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and Philmont Scout Ranch. Millicent Rogers Museum and Enchanted Circle Pottery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Red River (Goose Lake Trail & Horseshoe Lake). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Taos tour planning website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Taos is slightly colder than Santa Fe - with highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Red River, Philmont Scout Ranch, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Springs Bath House, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taos to Jemez Springs in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in August since evenings lows in Jemez Springs dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House

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