13 days in New Mexico Itinerary

13 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Carlsbad
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Carlsbad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad — 4 nights

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, Hall of The White Giant, &more). It doesn't end there: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad trip itinerary maker.

Honolulu to Carlsbad is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Honolulu in June: highs in Carlsbad hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taos.
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Taos — 2 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, and then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. On your second day here, make a trip to Taos Pueblo and then see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip planner.

Drive from Carlsbad to Taos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Carlsbad in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Taos: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in June; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 2 nights

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 5th (Tue), sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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