11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
2
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
3
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
4
Albuquerque
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe online travel route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Vancouver in February, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Hall of The White Giant, &more).

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santa Fe in February, expect Carlsbad to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 17th (Mon), do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, thentake in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. On your second day here, stroll through Osha Trail, take a memorable drive along State Route 244, and then get outside with Trestle Recreation Area.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Alamogordo online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Alamogordo takes 3 hours. February in Alamogordo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Trestle Recreation Area ©
Trestle Recreation Area
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

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 19th (Wed): browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, thenenjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, thensee the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally stop by The Candy Lady.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque route maker site.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Alamogordo in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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