10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Carlsbad
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, &more). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad travel planning tool.

Hartford to Carlsbad is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Hartford in October, you will find days in Carlsbad are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, examine the collection at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, and make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque day trip planning site.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Carlsbad in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip app.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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