15 days in New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  17​h
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Balloon Rides (in Albuquerque), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Canyon Road, stop by Kakawa Chocolate House, make a trip to Liquid Light Glass, and relax and rejuvenate at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe route planning tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Santa Fe is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around 34°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Balloon Rides, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Balloon Rides
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then make a trip to Taos Pueblo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taos journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in August; daily highs in Taos reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Carlsbad takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in August, with highs in Carlsbad at 40°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carlsbad

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carlsbad to Las Vegas. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carlsbad in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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