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Taos to Albuquerque drive

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 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
 Los Alamos (New Mexico)
 Santa Fe (New Mexico)
 Frontier Restaurant
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Taos to Albuquerque road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Taos to Albuquerque. If you're planning a road trip to Albuquerque, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Taos and Albuquerque. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Taos and Albuquerque. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Taos
drive for about 42 minutes

10:42 am  stay at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:42 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:30 pm  Los Alamos (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:30 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

2:19 pm  Santa Fe (New Mexico)
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 3:34 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:16 pm  Madrid
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:16 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

6:07 pm  eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:07 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

7:12 pm  arrive in Albuquerque
eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Taos to Albuquerque questions

Where should I stop along the way?

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa  (5 mentions)

Los Alamos (New Mexico)  (2 answers)
    Bandelier National Monument  (2 mentions)

Santa Fe (New Mexico)  (108 answers)
    Santa Fe Plaza  (5 mentions)
    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum  (4 mentions)
    Loretto Chapel  (4 mentions)
    Museum Of International Folk Art  (3 mentions)
    El Farol  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        The Shed
        Cafe Pasqual's
        Tia Sophia's
        La Boca
        Coyote Cafe
    hotels around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
        La Fonda Hotel
        Ten Thousand Waves
        Inn and Spa at Loretto
    questions about Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Hotels in Santa Fe with spa?
        Best free things to do in Santa Fe?
        Wine lover's Santa Fe?
        Top 5 things to do as a family!

Madrid  (2 answers)

Frontier Restaurant  (3 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Albuquerque?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Albuquerque.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Albuquerque? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Albuquerque?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Frontier Restaurant, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Standard Diner  (2 mentions)
Frontier Restaurant  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Albuquerque? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Albuquerque?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
Explora!  (2 mentions)
Nob Hill  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Albuquerque. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?  (6 answers)

profile  Erin from Salt Lake City asked:
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?  (2 answers)

profile  Alecia from Kailua Kona asked:
Temporary home!  (2 answers)

profile  Mary Ann from Orlando asked:
Where to stay  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Albuquerque.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Albuquerque to Taos drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Taos? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Taos.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Taos to Albuquerque. Or get a full Taos to Albuquerque flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Taos well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Taos!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 133 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 24 minutes
29 Taos travel answers
2 Los Alamos (New Mexico) travel answers
108 Santa Fe (New Mexico) travel answers
2 Madrid travel answers
94 Albuquerque travel answers


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