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

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

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

Start: Wichita
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Green Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Milwaukee
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Wichita

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. On the next day, Head underground at King's Palace, Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then take a memorable tour with Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park road trip app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Traveling from Wichita in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Carlsbad Caverns National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then examine the collection at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, and finally do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque in 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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, then identify plant and animal life at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Green Bay attractions planning tool .

Fly from Albuquerque to Green Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Green Bay is 1 hour. When traveling from Albuquerque in March, plan for much colder days in Green Bay, with highs around 39°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Green Bay

Wildlife Parks Museums

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Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve ©
Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Wisconsin Dells takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

International Crane Foundation
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Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation
Room Escape Games

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 16th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Milwaukee Public Museum, then steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Great Lakes Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee online trip builder .

Take a train from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Milwaukee Public Museum ©
Milwaukee Public Museum
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat

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