7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Albuquerque — 1 night

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 21st (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, stroll through Petroglyph National Monument, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally admire the striking features of Spaceship House. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque journey planner.

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. In November, Albuquerque is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Santa Fe — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then don't miss a visit to ViVO Contemporary, and finally make a trip to Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, tour by night with Astronomy Adventures, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Luca decor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 54°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Alamos.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Los Alamos — 2 nights

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 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Bradbury Science Museum, contemplate the long history of Bandelier National Monument, and then get great views at White Rock Overlook Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Fuller Lodge Art Center, then explore the world behind art at Ghost Ranch, and then explore the striking landscape at Plaza Blanca.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Alamos trip itinerary app.

Drive from Santa Fe to Los Alamos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Los Alamos sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Taos.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip website.

Drive from Los Alamos to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Taos, with lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
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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.