13 days in New Mexico Itinerary

13 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Los Alamos
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Cleveland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Felipe de Neri Church, Breaking Bad RV Tours and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. There's lots more to do: stop by Albuquerque Old Town, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, walk around Tiguex Park, and get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque day trip planning tool.

Cleveland to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cleveland in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Lacuna Galleries, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls and then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad day trip app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Carlsbad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in May, with highs in Carlsbad at 87°F and lows at 56°F. You'll set off for Los Alamos on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour
Highlights from your plan
Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bradbury Science Museum, thenidentify 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 next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center, thenadmire the masterpieces at Ghost Ranch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Plaza Blanca.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Alamos trip planner.

Drive from Carlsbad to Los Alamos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Carlsbad in May: highs in Los Alamos hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch

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