7 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Albuquerque & Wichita Itinerary

7 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Albuquerque & Wichita Itinerary

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7 days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Albuquerque & Wichita Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Wichita
— 1 night
End: Wichita

1
night
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, then Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

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Wichita to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wichita in March: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Tours
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Step off the beaten path and head to Valles Caldera National Preserve and Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: New Mexico National Guard Museum (in Santa Fe) and Jemez Springs Bath House (in Jemez Springs). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in March, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Santa Fe
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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Strataca and then get curious at Cosmosphere. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, identify plant and animal life at Bartlett Arboretum, and then get engrossed in the history at Hillboro Museums.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wichita trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Wichita in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Wichita due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in March, expect nights in Wichita to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Hillboro Museums, Bartlett Arboretum
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Strataca ©
Strataca
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere
Museum of World Treasures ©
Museum of World Treasures

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