6 days in Continental USA Itinerary

6 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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6 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Magdalena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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White Sands
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Roswell
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Los Alamos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque day trip app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Albuquerque. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Magdalena.

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Magdalena

Magdalena ©
Magdalena is a village in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Very Large Array. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Kelly and then don't miss a visit to Very Large Array.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Magdalena journey planner .

Getting from Albuquerque to Magdalena by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to White Sands.

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Very Large Array
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Very Large Array ©
Very Large Array

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White Sands

White Sands ©
White Sands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument.

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Getting from Magdalena to White Sands by car takes about 3 hours. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

Drive from White Sands to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. You will leave for Roswell on the 29th (Sun).

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park and then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Roswell when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in December, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

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Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center

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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.
To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe journey app .

You can drive from Roswell to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. While traveling from Roswell, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 22°F. You'll set off for Los Alamos on the 30th (Mon).

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Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manhattan Project National Historical Park and then delve into the distant past at Bandelier National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Alamos planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Los Alamos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Los Alamos sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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