5 days in Southeast New Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Southeast New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast New Mexico trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Roswell
— 1 day
Drive
2
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive
3
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ruidoso
— 2 nights
Drive to Albuquerque, Fly to Newark

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Roswell — 1 day

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Roswell sightseeing site.

Newark to Roswell is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark to Roswell, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Roswell, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Carlsbad.
Museums · Nature · Parks

Carlsbad — 1 night

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, then meet the residents at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad road trip planning app.

Getting from Roswell to Carlsbad by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Alamogordo.
Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Alamogordo — 1 night

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History, then explore and take pictures at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Alamogordo trip planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Alamogordo in 3 hours. In August in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ruidoso.
Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Ruidoso — 2 nights

Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, catch the contagious excitement of Ruidoso Downs Race Track, and then try to win big at Billy The Kid Casino.

Find out how to plan Ruidoso trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Ruidoso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Alamogordo in August, expect Ruidoso to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 56°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to home.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Spas