16 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Tucumcari
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Nageezi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Raton
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Get some cultural insight at Russell's Truck and Travel Center and New Mexico Route 66 Museum. Appreciate the collections at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory and Tucumcari Historical Museum. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Murals of Tucumcari, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tucumcari Trading Post, pause for some photo ops at Route 66 Monument, and stop by Tee Pee Curios.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tucumcari route maker site .

New York City to Tucumcari is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tucumcari is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucumcari, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 51°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Russell's Truck and Travel Center
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2
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Santa Rosa Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, then contemplate the waterfront views at Park Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Route 66 Auto Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Rosa route maker site .

You can drive from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa in an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucumcari in May: high temperatures in Santa Rosa hover around 69°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Nature Parks Museums
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Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Route 66 Auto Museum ©
Route 66 Auto Museum
Santa Rosa Lake State Park ©
Santa Rosa Lake State Park

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Union National Monument and Las Vegas Plaza. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Pecos (Glorietta Battlefield & Pecos National Historical Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Las Vegas Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Storrie Lake State Park, admire the striking features of Dwan Light Sanctuary, and browse the collection at Carnegie Public Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip website .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Las Vegas in 1.5 hours. May in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pecos, Fort Union National Monument
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Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Las Vegas Museum ©
Las Vegas Museum
Las Vegas Plaza ©
Las Vegas Plaza

3
nights
Nageezi

Nageezi ©
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Una Vida. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Fajada Butte.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nageezi tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Nageezi in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nageezi can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Raton.

Things to do in Nageezi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Pueblo Bonito ©
Pueblo Bonito
Chetro Ketl ©
Chetro Ketl

3
nights
Raton

Raton ©
Raton is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aztec Mill and Raton Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Raton side-trips: Capulin Volcano National Monument (in Capulin) and Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Sugarite Canyon State Park, contemplate the long history of Patchwork Phoenix, have fun at NRA Whittington Center, and look for gifts at Solano's Boot & Western Wear.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Raton holiday app .

You can drive from Nageezi to Raton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cimarron, Capulin Volcano National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Capulin Volcano National Monument ©
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Raton Museum ©
Raton Museum
Aztec Mill ©
Aztec Mill