31 days in New Mexico & New York City Itinerary

31 days in New Mexico & New York City Itinerary

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31 days in New Mexico & New York City Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  35​h
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Alamogordo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
New York City
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
Bengaluru

5
days
Albuquerque

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.
Get some historical perspective at Petroglyph National Monument and Coronado Historic Site. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures. Step out of Albuquerque to go to Algodones and see Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo, don't miss a visit to Central Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with ABQ Uptown, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner

Bengaluru, India to Albuquerque is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bernalillo, Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room
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Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site

4
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 Bandelier National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Get some historical perspective at Fort Union National Monument and Canyon Road. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos), Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron) and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Plaza, and don't miss a visit to Liquid Light Glass.

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You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, Bandelier National Monument, Philmont Scout Ranch
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Fort Union National Monument
Fort Union National Monument

4
days
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Big Room and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, and explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park online travel planner

Getting from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, expect Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

2
days
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the county seat and economic center of Otero County in south-central New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alameda Park Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Apple Barn, and then delve into the distant past at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alamogordo visit planner

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Alamogordo takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Alamogordo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Apple Barn, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

12
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll get in some beach time at Gateway National Recreation and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Visiting Fire Island National Seashore and Hamilton Grange National Memorial will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Belmar Beach (in Belmar) and Teaneck Creek Conservancy (in Teaneck). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planner

You can do a combination of car and flight from Alamogordo to New York City in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Alamogordo to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Alamogordo in December, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Gateway National Recreation, Brooklyn Bridge, Teaneck Creek Conservancy
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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