11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Artesia
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
3
Los Alamos
— 2 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights

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Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Artesia: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, &more) and International UFO Museum and Research Center (in Roswell).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Artesia trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Artesia is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Artesia: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

2
nights
Albuquerque

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.
On the 24th (Sat), engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town. On your second day here, examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally look for gifts at Skip Maisel's.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Artesia to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2
nights
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. On the 26th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bradbury Science Museum, take an in-depth tour of Los Alamos History Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fuller Lodge Art Center, and finally take some stellar pictures from White Rock Overlook Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Alamos day trip tool.

Getting from Albuquerque to Los Alamos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in August; daily highs in Los Alamos reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
White Rock Overlook Park ©
White Rock Overlook Park

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nights
Santa Fe

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos Pueblo (in Taos). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Alamos to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in August, you will find days in Santa Fe are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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