8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico journey planner

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Santa Fe
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Taos
— 7 nights
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Santa Fe

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary tool.

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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Taos

— 7 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Blumenschein Home & Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goose Lake Trail and Mallette Park Nature Trail. Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Dixon (Vivac Winery & La Chiripada Winery), Fagan's Guided Fly Fishing (in Red River) and San Jose de Gracia Church (in Trampas). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Kit Carson Park, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and explore the stunning scenery at Frijoles Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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New Mexico travel guide

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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.