39 days in New Mexico Itinerary

39 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico itinerary planner

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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Roswell
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad
— 5 nights
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Alamogordo
— 4 nights
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Silver City
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Taos
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nageezi
— 2 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque

— 5 nights

Duke City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool.

Bern, Switzerland to Albuquerque is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Bern in May, things will get a bit warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 29°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Roswell

— 2 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and then learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and then explore the world behind art at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Roswell trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Roswell in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Roswell, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Carlsbad

— 5 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (King's Palace, Big Room, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad takes 1.5 hours. May in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Alamogordo

— 4 nights
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cloudcroft (Trestle Recreation Area & State Route 244), Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa) and Valley of Fires Recreation Area (in Carrizozo). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of White Sands National Monument, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, brush up on your military savvy at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, and do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Alamogordo takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Silver City.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Silver City

— 3 nights
Silver City is a town in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (in Gila) and Deming (Deming Luna Mimbres Museum & City of Rocks State Park). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gila National Forest, get engrossed in the history at Western New Mexico University Museum, and get outside with WolfHorse Outfitters Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Silver City road trip website.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Silver City in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alamogordo in May; daily highs in Silver City reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Silver City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 6 nights

City Different

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the natural beauty of Ten Thousand Waves, and don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Silver City to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. May in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Taos

— 6 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Venture out of the city with trips to Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips (in Velarde), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery, stroll through Wild Rivers Recreation Area, and explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect Taos to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nageezi

— 2 nights
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chetro Ketl and then explore the ancient world of Pueblo Bonito.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nageezi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Nageezi takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in June, with highs in Nageezi at 38°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Nageezi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Jemez Springs

— 4 nights
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Jemez Springs: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains, take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and cruise along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jemez Springs tour planner.

Getting from Nageezi to Jemez Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nageezi in June: highs in Jemez Springs hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.