30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

30 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Carlsbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Alamogordo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Jemez Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Taos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Slaughter Canyon Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, King's Palace, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, walk around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, and explore and take pictures at Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Carlsbad is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Carlsbad, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Carlsbad hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

4
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Visiting White Sands National Monument and State Route 244 will get you outdoors. Explore Alamogordo's surroundings by going to Old Mesilla Village (in Las Cruces), Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park (in Mesilla) and Valley of Fires Recreation Area (in Carrizozo). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, get outside with Trestle Recreation Area, stroll through Osha Trail, and make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Carlsbad to Alamogordo in 3 hours. In September in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, Las Cruces, Valley of Fires Recreation Area, White Sands National Monument
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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Trestle Recreation Area ©
Trestle Recreation Area
Bluff Springs ©
Bluff Springs

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip builder app.

Getting from Alamogordo to San Antonio by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Boca Negra Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables (in Cedar Crest), Bernardo Wildlife Area (in Bosque) and Tijeras (Pino Canyon & Piedra Lisa Trail). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife West Nature Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque driving holiday website.

You can drive from San Antonio to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. September in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tijeras, Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables, Wildlife West Nature Park, Bernardo Wildlife Area
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides
Bernardo Wildlife Area ©
Bernardo Wildlife Area

4
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Get in touch with nature at Bandelier National Monument and Jemez Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Jemez Springs: San Pedro Parks Wilderness (in Cuba), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (in Nageezi) and Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, take a memorable drive along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

Plan my day in Jemez Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in September, with highs in Jemez Springs at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Pedro Parks Wilderness, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Ojito Wilderness, Bandelier National Monument, Plaza Blanca
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

4
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 outdoors at Wild Rivers Recreation Area and Fort Union National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taos: Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Hunziger Bowl (in Taos Ski Valley). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planner.

Drive from Jemez Springs to Taos in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in September, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Red River, Philmont Scout Ranch, Fort Union National Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hunziger Bowl
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Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Middlefork Lake ©
Middlefork Lake

6
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 in touch with nature at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Dorothy Stewart Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Cave Loop Trail & Canyon Trail). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe visit planning website.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Pecos National Historical Park
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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