4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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4 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Visiting Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and King's Palace will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Artesia: Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (in Carlsbad) and Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room & Carlsbad Caverns National Park).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Artesia day trip planning site .

Dallas to Artesia is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Artesia when traveling from Dallas in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad Museum and Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then view the masterpieces at El Nicho, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keshi.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip website .

Traveling by car from Artesia to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Artesia - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Keshi ©
Keshi

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