9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico tour planner

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 1 night
Drive
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

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.
You've added Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque Old Town, Albuquerque Biological Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), join in the after-dark buzz at The Mine Shaft Tavern and then visit Nob Hill. On your second day here, visit Albuquerque Old Town and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albuquerque Biological Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip maker.

Cleveland to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cleveland in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Oldest House, Kakawa Chocolate House, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and other attractions. Visit San Miguel Chapel and Bandelier National Monument for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe road trip tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in April since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 35°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Taos

— 1 night
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rio Grande Gorge Bridge as well as Taos Plaza. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Chimayo Trading Del Norte, then don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taos day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, Taos is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Spas · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Jemez Springs

— 1 night
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Soda Dam Hot Springs, Spence Hot Springs and Valles Caldera National Preserve. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, then take a memorable drive along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Spence Hot Springs, and finally take in the natural beauty of Soda Dam Hot Springs.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jemez Springs trip planner.

Getting from Taos to Jemez Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 39°F in Jemez Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque online road trip planner.

Getting from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in April, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

New Mexico travel guide

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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.