5 days in Fort Davis, New Mexico & Guadalupe Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Fort Davis
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Las Cruces
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Carlsbad
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Fort Davis — 1 night

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort Davis online attractions planner.

Fort Worth to Fort Davis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Worth in March, Fort Davis is slightly colder at night with lows of 35°F. You will leave for Las Cruces on the 11th (Sat).
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Las Cruces — 2 nights

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Mesilla Village as well as White Sands National Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Cruces trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Las Cruces takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Cruces when traveling from Fort Davis in March, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Guadalupe Peak, and then explore the activities along Smith Spring.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Guadalupe Mountains National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Guadalupe Mountains National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carlsbad.
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Carlsbad — 1 night

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Traveling by car from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Carlsbad takes an hour. When traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 41°F at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).
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New Mexico travel guide

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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.
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