15 days in Belmont, Murfreesboro & New Mexico Itinerary

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— 1 night
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
— 3 nights
Drive to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Jemez Springs
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


Belmont — 1 night

Belmont is a small suburban city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States, located about 15mi west of uptown Charlotte and 9mi east of Gastonia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Millican Pictorial History Museum, engage your brain at Carolina Raptor Center, and then hike along Buzzard Rock Trail. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Latta Place Historic Site, examine the collection at Joe Gibbs Racing, and then walk around Jetton Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belmont journey planning website.

Jacksonville to Belmont is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jacksonville in October: high temperatures in Belmont hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.
Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Murfreesboro — 3 nights

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Broken Bow Lake and DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Talimena Scenic Dr and DeSoto Bluff Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Janssen Park (in Mena) and Historic Washington State Park (in Washington). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater of Diamonds State Park and admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Belmont to Murfreesboro with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Belmont to Murfreesboro is minus 1 hour. October in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jemez Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Jemez Springs — 1 night

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 31st (Mon), contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and then take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jemez Springs attractions website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Murfreesboro to Jemez Springs. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Murfreesboro in October, things will get little chillier in Jemez Springs: highs are around 63°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Casa Rondena Winery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then admire the natural beauty at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, then admire the majestic nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque attractions planner.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jemez Springs in October: highs in Albuquerque hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Pecos National Historical Park and Plaza Blanca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Bradbury Science Museum. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Abiquiu to see Ghost Ranch about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 54°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Taos.
Wineries · Museums · Tours · Nature
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Taos — 4 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Step out of the city life by going to Enchanted Circle Drive and Balloon Rides. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Tasting Room, and contemplate the waterfront views at Williams Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santa Fe in November since evenings lows in Taos dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks
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New Mexico travel guide

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.