22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico visit planner
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Roswell — 1 night

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery and then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and then admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell trip planner.

Washington DC to Roswell is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Roswell is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Roswell, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Carlsbad — 4 nights

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and King's Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Slaughter Canyon Cave, Big Room, &more). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center and cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad day trip tool.

Getting from Roswell to Carlsbad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Alamogordo — 3 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and Tularosa Basin Museum of History will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Alamogordo to go to Las Cruces and see Old Mesilla Village, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, experience rural life at Heart of the Desert, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alamogordo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Alamogordo takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Deming.
Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Deming — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Deming Arts Center and then get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Luna Rossa Winery and then do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Deming trip planner.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Deming in 2.5 hours. February in Deming sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ramah.
Museums · Wineries

Ramah — 1 night

Ramah is a census-designated place in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape at El Morro National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ramah online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deming to Ramah in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Deming in February, things will get a bit cooler in Ramah: highs are around 53°F and lows about 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Santa Fe — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza. Museum-lovers will get to explore Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ramah to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas

Albuquerque — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Albuquerque Old Town and Bandelier National Monument are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Petroglyph National Monument and Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in February; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

New Mexico travel guide

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.