10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Drive to Red River
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Red River
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Eppley Airfield

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Red River

Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Red River trip planner.

Omaha to Red River is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Red River is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in May, you will find days in Red River are little chillier (60°F), and nights are cooler (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Red River

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): hike along Canyon Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe vacation planner.

You can drive from Red River to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. In May, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer than Red River - with highs of 73°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Balloon Rides and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, observe the fascinating underwater world at ABQ BioPark Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Albuquerque Biological Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque road trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room, King's Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad day trip site.

Getting from Albuquerque to Carlsbad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.