3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Arlington
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Arlington

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, stroll around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, and then admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad road trip app .

Arlington to Carlsbad is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Arlington in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Carlsbad, with lows of 31°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Big Room
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls

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