25 days in New Mexico Itinerary

25 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico travel planner

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Fly to Silver City, Drive to Alamogordo
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Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
Drive
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Socorro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 9 nights
Drive
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Questa
— 1 night
Drive
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Taos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Alamogordo

— 2 nights
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 9th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at McGinn's PistachioLand, get to know the fascinating history of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, and then get outside with Trestle Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): learn about all things military at Tularosa Basin Museum of History and then examine the collection at Shroud Exhibit and Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo trip itinerary maker website.

Phoenix to Alamogordo is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in March, with highs in Alamogordo at 71°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Las Cruces

— 3 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Old Mesilla Village and Basilica San Albino Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces and Las Cruces Railroad Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, learn about winemaking at Rio Grande Vineyards and Winery, admire the majestic nature at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, and look for gifts at COAS Books.

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You can drive from Alamogordo to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Cruces are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Socorro

— 2 nights
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Socorro Historic Plaza and then get a new perspective on nature at Mineralogical Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Craig National Historic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Socorro route planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Socorro in 2.5 hours. March in Socorro sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Santa Fe

— 9 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Prairie Dog Glass and Liquid Light Glass. Popular historic sites such as San Miguel Chapel and El Santuario de Chimayo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Canyon Trail (in Cochiti Pueblo), Los Alamos (Los Alamos History Museum & Bradbury Science Museum) and Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, appreciate the history behind Cross of the Martyrs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Randall Davey Audubon Center, and do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe tour planner.

You can drive from Socorro to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Socorro in March, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 61°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Questa.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 24:

Questa

— 1 night
Questa is a village in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Red River Fish Hatchery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Questa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Questa takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Fe in March: high temperatures in Questa hover around 54°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Taos.

Things to do in Questa

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Taos

— 3 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Get some cultural insight at Blumenschein Home & Museum and La Chiripada Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and San Jose de Gracia Church. The adventure continues: stop by Twirl, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Ranchos de Taos Plaza, and learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Questa to Taos takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Wineries · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Coronado Historic Site and San Felipe de Neri Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Casa Rondena Winery. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cibola National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, pedal to the sights with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, and stop by Blue Portal.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip builder website.

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in March, with highs in Albuquerque at 66°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

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.