10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Artesia trip planner .

Charlotte to Artesia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Artesia is minus 2 hours. In July in Artesia, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 15th (Mon), learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alamogordo day trip tool .

Drive from Artesia to Alamogordo in 2.5 hours. In July in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
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New Mexico Museum of Space History ©

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Albuquerque vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, wander the streets of Canyon Road, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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