7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Alamos
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Albuquerque Old Town and then admire the natural beauty at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then admire the masterpieces at Ghost Ranch, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque attractions planning website.

Dallas to Albuquerque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque. Traveling from Dallas in December, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 49°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online vacation planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.
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Taos — 2 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, take a memorable drive along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, and then don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Taos Pueblo and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa.

Start your trip to Taos by creating a personalized itinerary on Klarna Trips.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Alamos.
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Los Alamos — 1 night

Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, and then steep yourself in history at Bandelier National Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Alamos sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Taos to Los Alamos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°F in Los Alamos. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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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