7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Alamogordo
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Portland

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kids will enjoy Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and Roswell Museum & Art Center. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, &more). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad attractions planner.

Portland to Carlsbad is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Carlsbad is 1 hour. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Carlsbad, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell Museum & Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park ©
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

3
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): meet the residents at Alameda Park Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, and then engage your brain at International Space Hall of Fame. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Alamogordo trip planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Alamogordo in 3 hours. In March in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alameda Park Zoo ©
Alameda Park Zoo
Horseback Riding Tours
International Space Hall of Fame ©
International Space Hall of Fame

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