11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Taos
— 1 night
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
4
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
5
Roswell
— 2 nights

1
night
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza Blanca. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Plaza Blanca and then don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taos day trip planning app.

Newark to Taos is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Taos, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in November, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Plaza Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, and then take a stroll through Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, thenmake a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, thenexplore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
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 6th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph National Monument, thenlearn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally stop by The Candy Lady.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, and then walk around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Head underground at Big Room, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Carlsbad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Albuquerque in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carlsbad, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Step out of Roswell with an excursion to Lincoln State Monument in Lincoln--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Roswell Museum & Art Center, immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and identify plant and animal life at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Roswell visit planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Roswell takes 1.5 hours. November in Roswell sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lincoln State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©

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