9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Las Cruces
— 1 day
Drive
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Gila
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ramah
— 1 night
Drive
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Taos Ski Valley
— 1 night
Drive
7
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Houston

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Las Cruces — 1 day

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, and finally make a trip to Mesilla Plaza.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Cruces day trip app.

Houston to Las Cruces is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Las Cruces, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in February, with highs in Las Cruces at 64°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gila.
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Gila — 1 night

Gila is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gila travel route planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Gila in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ramah.
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Ramah — 1 night

Ramah is a census-designated place in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and then steep yourself in history at El Morro National Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ramah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gila to Ramah takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gila in February, with highs in Ramah at 53°F and lows at 21°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.
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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site and then stroll through Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker app.

You can drive from Ramah to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ramah in February: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 62°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

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 inner history buff will appreciate San Miguel Chapel and Loretto Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Ski Santa Fe and Randall Davey Audubon Center. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and view the masterpieces at Shidoni Gallery and Sculpture Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in February, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 51°F and lows about 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taos Ski Valley.
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Taos Ski Valley — 1 night

Taos Ski Valley is a village and alpine ski resort in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Taos Ski Valley Resort, then trek along Al's Run, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taos Ski Valley attractions site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos Ski Valley in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in February; daily highs in Taos Ski Valley reach 40°F and lows reach 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jemez Springs.
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Jemez Springs — 1 night

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Valles Caldera National Preserve, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Springs Bath House, and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jemez Springs travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Taos Ski Valley to Jemez Springs takes 3 hours. In February, Jemez Springs is somewhat warmer than Taos Ski Valley - with highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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