6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Artesia side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Street Sculptures and get lost in a book at Artesia Public Library.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Artesia trip planning website .

Dallas to Artesia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Artesia. Traveling from Dallas in July, plan for little chillier nights in Artesia, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe tour planner .

Traveling by car from Artesia to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Artesia in July, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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