30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
2
Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
3
Silver City
— 2 nights
4
Las Cruces
— 1 night
5
Alamogordo
— 4 nights
6
Taos
— 3 nights
7
Santa Fe
— 7 nights
8
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
9
Aztec
— 2 nights
10
Farmington
— 2 nights

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Albuquerque Old Town and Albuquerque Museum. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at The Candy Lady, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip planning website.

Seattle to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Albuquerque. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

1
night
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Truth or Consequences trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Truth or Consequences in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Truth or Consequences can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Silver City.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks Nature Museums
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Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
Geronimo Springs Museum ©
Geronimo Springs Museum

2
nights
Silver City

Silver City ©
Silver City is a town in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Western New Mexico University Museum and then contemplate the long history of Silver City Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Silver City online travel route planner.

You can drive from Truth or Consequences to Silver City in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Truth or Consequences in September: high temperatures in Silver City hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Silver City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ©
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Silver City Museum ©
Silver City Museum
Western New Mexico University Museum ©
Western New Mexico University Museum

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Cruces route maker.

Traveling by car from Silver City to Las Cruces takes 2 hours. September in Las Cruces sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Nature Museums
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4
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. New Mexico Museum of Space History and White Sands Missle Range Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at White Sands National Monument, make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, experience rural life at McGinn's PistachioLand, and do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo online route builder.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Alamogordo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Alamogordo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, White Sands National Monument
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
White Sands Missle Range Museum
White Sands Missle Range Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Taos Art Museum and 203 Fine Art. Take a break from the city and head to Enchanted Circle Drive and The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, and examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Taos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alamogordo in October, with highs in Taos at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum

7
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.
El Santuario de Chimayo has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and El Rancho de las Golondrinas are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Canyon Road and Santa Fe Plaza. Venture out of the city with trips to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, see the interesting displays at Traveler's Market, and go for a walk through Keshi.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planning website.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, El Santuario de Chimayo
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

2
nights
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. You've now added Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Los Alamos History Museum and then gain insight at Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Fuller Lodge Art Center and then admire the masterpieces at Ghost Ranch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Alamos trip builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Alamos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect nights in Los Alamos to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Aztec.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ghost Ranch
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
Los Alamos History Museum ©
Los Alamos History Museum

2
nights
Aztec

Aztec ©
Aztec is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Aztec Sandstone Arches and then delve into the distant past at Aztec Ruins National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center.

Plan trip to Aztec with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Los Alamos to Aztec in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Alamos in October: highs in Aztec hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Farmington.

Things to do in Aztec

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center ©
Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center

2
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center and then get engrossed in the history at The Anasazi Heritage Center.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Farmington trip itinerary builder tool.

Farmington is just a short distance from Aztec. In October, daily temperatures in Farmington can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Cortez Cultural Center
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Cortez Cultural Center ©
Cortez Cultural Center

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