8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner
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Truth or Consequences
— 2 nights
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Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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Truth or Consequences — 2 nights

Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures and then admire the majestic nature at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Truth or Consequences road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Las Cruces International Airport and Holloman Air Force Base. In June, daytime highs in Truth or Consequences are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Roswell.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
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Roswell — 2 nights

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and then visit Downtown Historic District.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell online trip builder.

Getting from Truth or Consequences to Roswell by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Roswell can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Santa Fe — 2 nights

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 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and then take in the exciting artwork at Keshi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum, and then wander the streets of Canyon Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Roswell in June, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 37°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Albuquerque — 1 night

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 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 20°C.
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New Mexico travel guide

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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.
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