5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then take a memorable tour with Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Artesia trip planner .

Washington DC to Artesia is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Artesia due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Artesia to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Artesia in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

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

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