6 days in Southeast New Mexico Itinerary

6 days in Southeast New Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in Southeast New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Drive:  6​h
1
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Alamogordo
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Tulsa

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum & Art Center and then engage your brain at Roswell Space Center. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, then get to know the resident critters at Spring River Park and Zoo, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Roswell online visit planner .

Tulsa to Roswell is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tulsa in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Roswell, with highs around 97°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Roswell Space Center ©
Roswell Space Center

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls and then meet the residents at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad route maker site .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad takes 1.5 hours. June in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls

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nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruidoso (Horseback Riding Tours & Spas). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, look for gifts at McGinn's PistachioLand, and do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo trip itinerary website .

Drive from Carlsbad to Alamogordo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruidoso, White Sands National Monument
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History