10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hatch
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alamogordo
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Tularosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Capitan
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Pecos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cerrillos
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
11
Sandia Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
End: Albuquerque

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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.
Make your Albuquerque itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Albuquerque. In October, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toHatch.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Hatch

Hatch
Hatch is a village in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hatch travel planning website .

Getting from Albuquerque to Hatch by car takes about 3 hours. October in Hatch sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for Las Cruces on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Hatch

Shopping

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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Las Cruces Water Tank Murals and then don't miss a visit to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Cruces trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hatch to Las Cruces takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Las Cruces are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alamogordo.
Highlights from your plan
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture ©
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Alamogordo trip planning tool .

Drive from Las Cruces to Alamogordo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Tularosa.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Shopping

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Tularosa

Tularosa ©
Tularosa is a village in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tularosa trip maker site .

Tularosa is just a short distance from Alamogordo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pecos.

Things to do in Tularosa

Historic Sites
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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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Capitan

Capitan ©
Capitan is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, located north of the Lincoln National Forest between the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 6,530 feet (1,990 m). Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Smokey Bear Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Capitan online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Tularosa to Capitan takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tularosa in October, you will find days in Capitan are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pecos.

Things to do in Capitan

Museums
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Smokey Bear Museum ©
Smokey Bear Museum

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Pecos

Pecos ©
Pecos is a village in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. On the 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pecos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Capitan to Pecos takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pecos are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pecos

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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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.
You've added Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Santa fe Society of Artists, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings, and then soothe aching muscles at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road and then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Pecos to Santa Fe takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cerrillos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos journey planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Alamos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you will find days in Los Alamos are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cerrillos.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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Cerrillos

Cerrillos
Los Cerrillos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town and then cruise along Turquoise Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cerrillos trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Alamos to Cerrillos takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Alamos in October, expect nights in Cerrillos to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sandia Park.

Things to do in Cerrillos

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Turquoise Trail

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Sandia Park

Sandia Park ©
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sandia Park day trip planning tool .

Sandia Park is just a stone's throw from Albuquerque. October in Sandia Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll set off for Socorro on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Sandia Park

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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