10 days in Southwest New Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Southwest New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest New Mexico visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive
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Silver City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Truth or Consequences
— 2 nights
Drive
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Socorro
— 3 nights
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Houston

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Las Cruces

— 1 night
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Zuhl Museum and then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, then get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces trip planner.

Houston to Las Cruces is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Las Cruces is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 65°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Silver City.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Silver City

— 3 nights
Silver City is a town in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Let the collections at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Western New Mexico University Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and City of Rocks State Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Silver City to Glenwood to see Catwalk Trail about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Silver City Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Silver City visit website.

Drive from Las Cruces to Silver City in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Silver City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Truth or Consequences

— 2 nights
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Geronimo Springs Museum and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures and then contemplate the waterfront views at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Truth or Consequences day trip planner.

Drive from Silver City to Truth or Consequences in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Truth or Consequences are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Socorro.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Socorro

— 3 nights
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Radio Astronomy Observatory and El Camino Real International Heritage Center. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, shop like a local with Vertu Fine Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Fort Craig National Historic Site, and get a new perspective on nature at Mineralogical Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Socorro day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Socorro takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Socorro can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip