10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fort Union National Monument. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Union National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taos vacation trip planner.

New York City to Taos is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Taos. Traveling from New York City in September, expect cooler with lows of 44°F in Taos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Fort Union National Monument
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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

4
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.
Let the collections at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Nedra Matteucci Galleries capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Bandelier National Monument and Canyon Road. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Cochiti Pueblo to see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and indulge your taste buds at Kakawa Chocolate House.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe vacation builder.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in October, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
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.
On the 6th (Fri), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Steam Locomotive, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and finally look for gifts at Coronado Center.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip generator.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in October; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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