10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Lubbock
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Nashville

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel and then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe sightseeing site .

Nashville to Santa Fe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides

1
night
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. For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Cruces trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Las Cruces in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In October in Las Cruces, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), you're off toAlamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, savor the flavors at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path, then take a peaceful walk through Lincoln National Forest, and then meet the residents at Alameda Park Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Alamogordo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Alamogordo sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

White Sands National Monument, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Off the Beaten Path, Lincoln National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alameda Park Zoo ©
Alameda Park Zoo
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest

2
nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 12th (Sat), Head underground at Big Room, then explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at King's Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Alamogordo to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lubbock.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

1
day
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Dog Town, take an in-depth tour of National Ranching Heritage Center, then pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lubbock day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Lubbock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum
Prairie Dog Town ©
Prairie Dog Town

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