6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Artesia
— 3 nights
Drive to Roswell Air Center Airport, Fly to Fort Smith Regional Airport

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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and A Park Above make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque attractions planner.

Fort Smith to Albuquerque is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Fort Smith in July, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Artesia

— 3 nights
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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Artesia trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Artesia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.