7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Roswell
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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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.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary website .

Fort Lauderdale to Albuquerque is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Albuquerque is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Albuquerque, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip maker tool .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in March, expect Santa Fe to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, wander the streets of Taos Pueblo, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally cruise along High Road to Taos.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taos holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in March; daily highs in Taos reach 56°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Taos

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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, and then explore the activities along Green Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad road trip site .

You can drive from Taos to Carlsbad in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in March: high temperatures in Carlsbad hover around 74°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

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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 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Roswell Museum & Art Center and then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell day trip planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Roswell by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Roswell sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

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

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