8 days in Clovis, Albuquerque & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in Clovis, Albuquerque & Memphis Itinerary

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8 days in Clovis, Albuquerque & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Clovis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
End: Memphis

1
night
Clovis

Clovis ©
Clovis is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 37,775 as of the 2010 census, and a 2014 estimated population of 39,860. On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum, contemplate the long history of Norman Petty Studios, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hillcrest Park Zoo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Blackwater Draw Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Clovis trip planner .

Memphis to Clovis is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Clovis. Expect slightly colder evenings in Clovis when traveling from Memphis in November, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Clovis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Blackwater Draw Museum ©
Blackwater Draw Museum
Norman Petty Studios ©
Norman Petty Studios
Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum ©

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Mama's Minerals, Loretto Chapel, & more) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

You can drive from Clovis to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and stop by Lansky.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Memphis day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in December; daily highs in Memphis reach 55°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

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