10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Roswell
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Denver

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, take a stroll through Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe vacation maker app .

Denver to Santa Fe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, indulge your taste buds at McGinn's PistachioLand, then brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum, then explore the striking landscape of White Sands National Monument, and finally look for gifts at White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alamogordo trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Alamogordo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, things will get a bit warmer in Alamogordo: highs are around 83°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tularosa, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Tularosa Vineyards ©
Tularosa Vineyards
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Eddy House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, then Head underground at Big Room, and then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Carlsbad takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 24th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, and finally cruise along Singing Road. On the next day, wander the streets of Downtown Historic District, stop by Alien Zone Area 51, see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally get curious at Roswell Space Center.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Roswell travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Singing Road
Highlights from your plan

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