7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Artesia
— 3 nights
Drive

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2
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Santa Fe

City Different

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.
Visit Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Taos Pueblo. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Cochiti Pueblo to see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, walk around Cathedral Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Keshi.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online driving holiday planner.

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

3
nights
Artesia

Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore International UFO Museum and Research Center and Roswell Museum & Art Center. Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Explore Artesia's surroundings by going to Downtown Historic District (in Roswell) and Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room & King's Palace).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Artesia holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Artesia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Artesia: highs are around 94°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.