11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Roswell
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
End: Tucson

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, then examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, and then explore and take pictures at White Sands National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alamogordo trip planner .

Tucson to Alamogordo is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tucson in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Alamogordo, with lows around 67°F. You'll set off for Albuquerque on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Alamogordo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

White Sands National Monument, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©

3
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bandelier National Monument.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Bandelier National Monument
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Museum of International Folk Art will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Philmont Scout Ranch. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Wild Rivers Recreation Area in Taos, about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

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You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albuquerque in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Philmont Scout Ranch
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, and then admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Roswell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Roswell to be somewhat warmer, temps between 97°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln State Monument, Singing Road
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