You may already have an idea of how you want to spend your time in New Mexico -- power shopping, perhaps, or time-traveling through ancient culture. But if you're not sure what to do, here are four suggested itineraries, outlined in 1-week and 2-week segments. For each one, I assume that you're starting in Albuquerque, either by driving in your own car or flying into the Albuquerque International Sunport, the air transportation hub of the state, and then renting a car.

Northern New Mexico has a mix of museums and indoor activities, but the real attractions here are the living culture and spectacular scenery en route. With this in mind, I've combined scenic drives with city stays in these tours. In order to get a true sense of this place, take your time -- linger at a country cafe or wander a plaza for an hour. You might be surprised at how easily you get enveloped in the experience of being a New Mexican.

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