10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Winston Salem
Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Winston Salem

2
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Artesia: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, & more) and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park (in Carlsbad).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Artesia trip itinerary planner .

Winston Salem to Artesia is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Winston Salem to Artesia, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Winston Salem in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Artesia: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally stop by Skip Maisel's.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Albuquerque tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Artesia to Albuquerque by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

4
nights
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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Meow Wolf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in August, with lows around 57°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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