8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Artesia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Miami

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.
On the 14th (Wed), stop by Wind River Trading Company. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe tour itinerary planner .

Miami to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in August, you will find days in Santa Fe are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are colder (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, admire all the interesting features of Petroglyph National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally look for gifts at Skip Maisel's.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Artesia.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then Head underground at Big Room. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then Head underground at King's Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Artesia trip maker website .

Drive from Albuquerque to Artesia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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