14 days in New Mexico Itinerary

14 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deming
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Taos (High Road to Taos, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Canyon Road.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip website.

Atlanta to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In February, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 51°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

Duke City

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.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Albuquerque road trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in February, with highs in Albuquerque at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Deming.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Deming

— 1 night
Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. On the 8th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, then learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room, and then admire the majestic nature at Rockhound State Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Deming trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Deming takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in February, expect nights in Deming to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Deming

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Las Cruces

— 3 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Cruces: McGinn's PistachioLand (in Alamogordo) and Truth or Consequences (Carole Wheeler Dog Park, Geronimo Springs Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Las Cruces, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church, and stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces online trip maker.

Drive from Deming to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carlsbad

— 3 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, and then Head underground at King's Palace. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Carlsbad online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Las Cruces to Carlsbad in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
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.