6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Carlsbad
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, &more).

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad road trip planning site.

Kansas City to Carlsbad is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Carlsbad is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kansas City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carlsbad, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with El Nicho, look for gifts at Keshi, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip site.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Carlsbad - with highs of 44°F and lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Spas

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then grab your bike and head to Corrales Bosque.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in January, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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.