3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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3 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 18th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, then identify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad road trip planner .

Dallas to Carlsbad is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Carlsbad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carlsbad, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then get a sense of history and politics at New Mexico Legislature, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Carlsbad in May; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 73°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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