36 days in Kingman & New Mexico Itinerary

36 days in Kingman & New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  2 h
1
Kingman
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
2
Las Cruces
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Deming
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Carlsbad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Taos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Jemez Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Las Vegas

5
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kingman: Parker Dam (in Parker), Boulder City (Helicopter Tours, Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, &more) and Grand Canyon National Park (Colorado River & Hualapai Ranch). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, make a trip to Hoover Dam Bypass, identify plant and animal life at Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, and enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Canyon Skywalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman day trip planning app.

Las Vegas to Kingman is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Kingman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, Kingman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Kingman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Parker Dam, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Explore Las Cruces' surroundings by going to White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop (in Alamogordo), War Eagles Air Museum (in Santa Teresa) and La Vina Winery (in Anthony). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at White Sands National Monument, examine the collection at The Zuhl Museum, contemplate the long history of San Albino Church, and ponder the design of Plaza de Las Cruces.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces journey planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kingman to Las Cruces. In March, daytime highs in Las Cruces are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Deming.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

White Sands National Monument, White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop, War Eagles Air Museum, La Vina Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Zuhl Museum ©
The Zuhl Museum
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum ©
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
San Albino Church ©
San Albino Church

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Deming side-trips: Silver City (La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, Silver City Museum, &more) and Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark (in Fort Bayard). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, admire the majestic nature at Rockhound State Park, explore the world behind art at Deming Arts Center, and stroll around City of Rocks State Park.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Deming tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Cruces to Deming in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Deming

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Silver City, Rockhound State Park, Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room ©
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room
Rockhound State Park ©
Rockhound State Park

4
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Hall of The White Giant, &more).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carlsbad journey planning site.

You can drive from Deming to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. March in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in April, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Wine Tours & Tastings
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Hunziger Bowl (in Taos Ski Valley) and Red River (Red River Community House, Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, explore the striking landscape at Rio Grande Gorge, and take in breathtaking views at Frijoles Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taos online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in April; daily highs in Taos reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Red River, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Frijoles Canyon, Hunziger Bowl, Rio Grande Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca & Ghost Ranch). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Jemez Mountains, take a memorable drive along Jemez Mountain Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and explore and take pictures at Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jemez Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Taos to Jemez Springs takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in April since evenings lows in Jemez Springs dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Bandelier National Monument, Ojito Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway ©
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Hollywick Farms (in Sandia Park) and Tijeras (Piedra Lisa Trail & Pino Canyon). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tramway Bike Path, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque itinerary website.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Jemez Springs in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tijeras, Hollywick Farms, The Stables at Tamaya
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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