2 days in New Mexico Itinerary

2 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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2 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
1
Santa Fe
— Few hours
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Houston

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip maker tool .

Houston to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in March: highs in Santa Fe hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park online route maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In March, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 74°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour ©

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