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
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Carlsbad
— 4 nights
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Alamogordo
— 3 nights
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Deming
— 2 nights
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Ramah
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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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 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery and then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art, get engrossed in the history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and then admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Roswell trip itinerary 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. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in Roswell to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) 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. Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room. Change things up with these side-trips from Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Slaughter Canyon Cave, King's Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center and cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Roswell to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. February in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Alamogordo — 3 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Appreciate the collections at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and New Mexico Museum of Space History. Take a break from Alamogordo with a short trip to Old Mesilla Village in Las Cruces, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of White Sands National Monument, do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, brush up on your military savvy at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, and admire all the interesting features of McGinn's PistachioLand.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alamogordo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Alamogordo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Deming Arts Center and then get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Luna Rossa Winery and then do a tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Deming trip itinerary maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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 25th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and then contemplate the long history of El Morro National Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ramah visit planner.

Traveling by car from Deming to Ramah takes 5.5 hours. In February, Ramah is slightly colder than Deming - with highs of 53°F and lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) 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. Let the collections at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Nedra Matteucci Galleries capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Ramah to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in February, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Albuquerque Old Town and Petroglyph National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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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.