5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Artesia: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, & more). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Street Sculptures.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Artesia trip planning website .

Dallas to Artesia is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in January since evenings lows in Artesia dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Artesia to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Artesia in January, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 44°F and lows about 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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