8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and American International Rattlesnake Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Bandelier National Monument and Albuquerque Old Town. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque online visit planner .

Denver to Albuquerque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in June, expect Albuquerque to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of International Folk Art and New Mexico History Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, take in the exciting artwork at El Nicho, and shop like a local with Keshi.

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Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, view the masterpieces at Las Comadres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Tesuque Glass Works, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then trek along Hunziger Bowl, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rottenstone Pottery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos online trip maker .

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in June, with highs in Taos at 83°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tesuque Glass Works, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hunziger Bowl, Rottenstone Pottery
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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