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:  5​h
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. Escape the urban bustle at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International UFO Museum and Research Center and Downtown Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Artesia: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns National Park & King's Palace).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Artesia tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Dallas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Artesia, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, get to know the fascinating history 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and finally look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary 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 July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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