5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Roswell Air Center Airport, Drive to Artesia
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Artesia
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Artesia

Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Get some cultural insight at International UFO Museum and Research Center and Downtown Historic District. Step out of the city life by going to Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room & King's Palace).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Artesia driving holiday planner.

Dallas to Artesia is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Artesia. Expect little chillier evenings in Artesia when traveling from Dallas in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and finally look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online visit planner.

You can drive from Artesia to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Artesia in July, with highs in Santa Fe at 88°F and lows at 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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.