6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  7​h
1
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: San Antonio

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad trip itinerary tool .

San Antonio to Carlsbad is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect Carlsbad to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, and then meet the residents at Albuquerque Bio-Park Bugarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Carlsbad to Albuquerque by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in November, you will find days in Albuquerque are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park ©
Albuquerque Biological Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally stop by Wind River Trading Company.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel route planning site .

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 54°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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