7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
3
Carlsbad
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, thenexplore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally stop by Santa Fe Indian Market.

Discover how to plan a Santa Fe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Cleveland to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Santa Fe. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cleveland in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
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 1st (Tue): look for gifts at The Candy Lady, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque route maker app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
The Candy Lady ©
The Candy Lady

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, and then explore the activities along Green Lake. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, thensurround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip planning site.

Drive from Albuquerque to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Green Lake ©
Green Lake

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