23 days in New Mexico Itinerary

23 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Alamogordo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Deming
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h
6
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Taos
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 2nd (Thu), cruise along Singing Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Roswell trip maker site .

New York City to Roswell is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Roswell, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Roswell are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Singing Road
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get outdoors at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Hall of The White Giant. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, & more).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Roswell to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. In May in Carlsbad, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

3
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Get in touch with nature at White Sands National Monument and Alameda Park Zoo. Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery and New Mexico Museum of Space History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alamogordo: Fort Stanton (Fort Stanton Museum & Fort Stanton Historical Site) and Kenneth Wyatt Galleries (in Ruidoso). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at McGinn's PistachioLand, learn more about the world around you at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, and trek along Dog Canyon Trail.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Alamogordo takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Alamogordo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Deming.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Stanton, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, White Sands National Monument, Kenneth Wyatt Galleries
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©

2
nights
Deming

Deming ©
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. On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, then do a tasting at St. Clair Winery & Vineyard, and then identify plant and animal life at Mimbres River Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Deming Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum Deming, then immerse yourself in nature at Rockhound State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Columbus Depot Museum.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Deming day trip planning app .

You can drive from Alamogordo to Deming in 2.5 hours. In May in Deming, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Deming

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mimbres River Preserve, Rockhound State Park, Columbus Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
Deming Arts Center ©
Deming Arts Center

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Let the collections at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bandelier National Monument and Albuquerque Old Town. Step out of Albuquerque with an excursion to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, steep yourself in history at Old San Ysidro Church, and learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Deming to Albuquerque. Traveling from Deming in May, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Old San Ysidro Church, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

4
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.
Let the collections at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Museum of International Folk Art capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Cochiti Pueblo and see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, get a taste of the local shopping with Keshi, and examine the collection at Palace of the Governors.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Fe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

5
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Taos Pueblo and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Appreciate the collections at Millicent Rogers Museum and Taos Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous) and Red River (Kenneth Wyatt Gallery & Mallette Park Nature Trail). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, look for gifts at Enchanted Circle Pottery, get a taste of the local shopping with Tesuque Glass Works, and don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around 67°F and lows about 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Red River, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Tesuque Glassworks, Fort Union National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument

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