60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

60 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Bangor
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Albuquerque
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Truth or Consequences
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Las Cruces
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Alamogordo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ruidoso
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Carlsbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Roswell
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Tucumcari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Taos
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Jemez Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Santa Fe
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Bangor

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Hollywick Farms (in Sandia Park) and Tijeras (Pino Canyon & Piedra Lisa Trail). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, have fun at A Park Above, and explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip maker.

Bangor to Albuquerque is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bangor in November, with highs in Albuquerque at 59°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tijeras, The Stables at Tamaya, Hollywick Farms, A Park Above
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 10:
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truth or Consequences: Pioneer Store Museum (in Winston), Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (in San Antonio) and Socorro (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro Historic Plaza, &more). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs and play a few rounds at Sierra del Rio Golf Course.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Truth or Consequences vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Albuquerque to Truth or Consequences by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Truth or Consequences sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Museums Golf Parks

Side Trips

Socorro, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Pioneer Store Museum, Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Pioneer Store Museum ©
Pioneer Store Museum
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs

7
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Las Cruces side-trips: Faywood Hot Springs (in Faywood), Aguirre Spring Campground (in Organ) and Deming (Deming Arts Center, Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Zuhl Museum, look for gifts at Coas Books, and steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Cruces day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Las Cruces takes 1.5 hours. In November in Las Cruces, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Deming, Faywood Hot Springs, War Eagles Air Museum, Aguirre Spring Campground
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 20:
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Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum ©
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room ©
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room

4
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alamogordo: Cloudcroft (Trestle Recreation Area, State Route 244, &more) and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, learn more about the world around you at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, appreciate the extensive heritage of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, and relax in the rural setting at Heart of the Desert.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alamogordo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Alamogordo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Trestle Recreation Area ©
Trestle Recreation Area
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History

5
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ruidoso: Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln), Runyan Ranches (in Mayhill) and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fort Stanton Museum, don't miss a visit to Monjeau Lookout, contemplate the long history of Fort Stanton Historical Site, and appreciate the history behind Free Spirits at Noisy Water.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ruidoso trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Alamogordo to Ruidoso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Alamogordo in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ruidoso: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lincoln, Fort Stanton, Ruidoso Downs, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, Valley of Fires Recreation Area
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum
Spas

5
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Green Lake, Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, &more). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Walnut Canyon Desert Drive and explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Carlsbad takes 3 hours. While traveling from Ruidoso, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

4
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Step out of Roswell with an excursion to Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Roswell Museum & Art Center, steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, head outdoors with Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area, and view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Roswell trip planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Roswell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Carlsbad in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Roswell, with lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Singing Road, Billy the Kid Museum
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

3
nights
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Russell's Truck and Travel Center (in Glenrio), Norman Petty Studios (in Clovis) and Santa Rosa (Blue Hole & Route 66 Auto Museum). There's much more to do: stop by Contemporary Designs, learn more about the world around you at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory, get engrossed in the history at Tucumcari Historical Museum, and make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucumcari route planner.

You can drive from Roswell to Tucumcari in 3 hours. December in Tucumcari sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Russell's Truck and Travel Center, Norman Petty Studios
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Russell's Truck and Travel Center ©
Russell's Truck and Travel Center
Norman Petty Studios ©
Norman Petty Studios
Route 66 Auto Museum ©
Route 66 Auto Museum

7
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 out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Red River (Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area & Red River Community House). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taos trip planner.

You can drive from Tucumcari to Taos in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tucumcari in December: high temperatures in Taos hover around 41°F and lows are around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Red River, Taos County, Philmont Scout Ranch, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Cimarron River
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

5
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jemez Springs: Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca & Ghost Ranch), Nageezi (Chaco Culture National Historical Park & Chetro Ketl) and Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Springs Bath House, contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jemez Springs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Taos to Jemez Springs in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jemez Springs when traveling from Taos in December, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Nageezi, Bandelier National Monument, Ojito Wilderness
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Chaco Culture National Historical Park

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, &more) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip planner.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Santa Fe in 2 hours. December in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 22°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Bradbury Science Museum
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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