7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Red River
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Red River

Red River ©
Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): let the river carry you with Far Flung Adventures and then take a memorable excursion with New Wave Rafting Co.. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Cimarron Canyon State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cimarron River.

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New York City to Red River is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Red River due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Red River: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 41°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Carlsbad.

Things to do in Red River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eagle Nest, Far Flung Adventures, New Wave Rafting Co.
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Cimarron Canyon State Park ©
Cimarron Canyon State Park
New Wave Rafting Co. ©
New Wave Rafting Co.
Far Flung Adventures ©
Far Flung Adventures

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get outdoors at Big Room and Slaughter Canyon Cave. Step off the beaten path and head to Rattlesnake Springs and Brantley Lake State Park. Go for a jaunt from Carlsbad to Carlsbad Caverns National Park to see Carlsbad Caverns National Park about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

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Traveling by car from Red River to Carlsbad takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Red River in August, things will get much warmer in Carlsbad: highs are around 94°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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