6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Fly:  6​h
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Artesia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Fort Smith

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and A Park Above. Venture out of the city with trips to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park and get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder website .

Fort Smith to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Smith to Albuquerque. Traveling from Fort Smith in July, Albuquerque is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

A Park Above, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
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3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, & more).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Artesia travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Artesia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Artesia, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Outdoors

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

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