30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Nageezi
— 2 nights
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Taos
— 5 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad
— 6 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Quebradas Backcountry Byway (in Socorro), Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum (in Pueblo of Acoma) and Dancing Eagle Casino (in Casa Blanca). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque road trip planning site.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Albuquerque, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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Nageezi

— 2 nights
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chetro Ketl and then delve into the distant past at Pueblo Bonito.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nageezi day trip app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Nageezi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, expect little chillier with lows of 28°F in Nageezi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Nageezi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Taos

— 5 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Millicent Rogers Museum and The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe. Step out of Taos to go to Dixon and see La Chiripada Winery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

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You can drive from Nageezi to Taos in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nageezi in November; daily highs in Taos reach 51°F and lows reach 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Santa Fe

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon Trail and New Mexico Museum of Art. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in Cochiti Pueblo--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Canyon Road, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary site.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

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San Antonio

— 1 night
San Antonio is an unincorporated community in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States, roughly in the center of the state, on the Rio Grande. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and then contemplate the long history of White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in November: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 62°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Deming.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Deming

— 2 nights
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. On the 21st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Rockhound State Park and then stroll around City of Rocks State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Deming travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Deming in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Deming are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Riverbend Hot Springs and New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. In November in Las Cruces, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Carlsbad

— 6 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Room and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Lion's Tail, &more) and Roswell (Roswell Museum & Art Center & Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad tour planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Carlsbad in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Carlsbad can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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.