7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Houston



— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque attractions planner.

Houston to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in November, plan for little chillier days in Albuquerque, with highs around 59°F, while nights are colder with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Santa Fe

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road. Museum-lovers will appreciate Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, view the masterpieces at Prairie Dog Glass, learn something new at Liquid Light Glass, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in November: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 54°F and lows are around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Taos Pueblo, explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, then shop like a local with Enchanted Circle Pottery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips, and then do a tasting at La Chiripada Winery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taos tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, Taos is little chillier at night with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

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. On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Taos to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in November: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 62°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

New Mexico travel guide

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.