8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  8​h
1
Las Cruces
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 day
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kalamazoo

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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Cruces road trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Las Cruces is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Las Cruces. Traveling from Kalamazoo in March, expect nights in Las Cruces to be somewhat warmer, around 41°F, while days are much hotter, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of San Albino ©
Basilica of San Albino

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), stop by White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop, then take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, then indulge your taste buds at McGinn's PistachioLand, and finally relax in the rural setting at Heart of the Desert.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alamogordo trip maker website .

Drive from Las Cruces to Alamogordo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
McGinn's PistachioLand ©
McGinn's PistachioLand
White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop ©

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Big Room, & more).

Discover how to plan a Carlsbad trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Alamogordo to Carlsbad in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip tool .

You can drive from Carlsbad to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Carlsbad in March, with highs in Santa Fe at 61°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque itinerary builder website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 38°F in Albuquerque. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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