3 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Tucson Itinerary

3 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Tucson Itinerary

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3 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Tucson Itinerary

Start: Roswell
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
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Tucson
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Roswell

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at Big Room. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, and finally Head underground at King's Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Tucson by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in November, with highs in Tucson at 75°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

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