10 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Albuquerque Itinerary

10 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Albuquerque Itinerary

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10 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 7 nights
End: Albuquerque

2
nights
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.
You've now added Carlsbad Caverns National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, then explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally Head underground at King's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip maker app .

Albuquerque to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, you will find days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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nights
Albuquerque

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and San Miguel Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Pecos National Historical Park and Sandia Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Los Alamos (Bradbury Science Museum & Los Alamos Historical Museum), Santa Fe (Harrell House of Natural Oddities, Poeh Cultural Center, & more) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Puye Cliff Dwellings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in May, expect Albuquerque to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Pecos National Historical Park, Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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