31 days in New Mexico Itinerary

31 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jemez Springs
— 2 nights
2
Red River
— 4 nights
3
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
4
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
5
Socorro
— 3 nights
6
Ruidoso
— 4 nights
7
Carlsbad
— 6 nights

2
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jemez Mountains, cruise along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Jemez Springs Bath House.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jemez Springs travel tool.

Atlanta to Jemez Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Jemez Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Jemez Springs is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Red River.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

4
nights
Red River

Red River ©
Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Family-friendly places like Red River Community House and Horseback Riding Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Red River: Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron), Cimarron Canyon State Park (in Eagle Nest) and Angel Fire (Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Angel Fire Resort). There's more to do: hike along Goose Lake Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallette Park Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Red River attractions planner.

Getting from Jemez Springs to Red River by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in July, expect Red River to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Red River

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Angel Fire, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron Canyon State Park
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Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Horseback Riding Tours
Red River Community House ©
Red River Community House

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.
Bring the kids along to Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument), Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and La Chiripada Winery (in Dixon). The adventure continues: make a trip to Canyon Road, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Fe travel route planner.

You can drive from Red River to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Red River in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Bradbury Science Museum, La Chiripada Winery
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail

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.
Attractions like Balloon Rides and Albuquerque Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and find something for the whole family at Cliff's Amusement Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque vacation site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

The Stables at Tamaya, A Park Above
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Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

3
nights
Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Family-friendly places like NRAO Very Large Array and National Radio Astronomy Observatory will thrill your kids. Explore Socorro's surroundings by going to Elephant Butte Lake State Park (in Elephant Butte), White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site (in San Antonio) and Truth or Consequences (Carole Wheeler Dog Park & Riverbend Hot Springs). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Mineralogical Museum, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and contemplate the long history of Socorro Historic Plaza.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Socorro trip planning site.

Getting from Albuquerque to Socorro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Socorro

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio, Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte Lake State Park
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Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
NRAO Very Large Array ©
NRAO Very Large Array

4
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Family-friendly places like White Sands National Monument and Lincoln National Forest will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Ruidoso: Alamogordo (McGinn's PistachioLand, Alameda Park Zoo, &more) and Cloudcroft (Osha Trail & State Route 244). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Pillow's Funtrackers, appreciate the history behind Free Spirits at Noisy Water, trot along with a tour on horseback, and trek along Grindstone Lake Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruidoso trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Socorro to Ruidoso in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Socorro in July, with highs in Ruidoso at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument
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Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Pillow's Funtrackers ©
Pillow's Funtrackers
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Bring the kids along to Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Bottomless Pit, Big Room, &more). There's more to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ruidoso to Carlsbad in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ruidoso in July, with highs in Carlsbad at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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