8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive
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Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad — 2 nights

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, Hall of The White Giant, &more). There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carlsbad trip itinerary planning website.

Dallas to Carlsbad is an approximately 7-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Carlsbad dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Cruces.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Las Cruces — 1 night

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village and then appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Cruces online travel route planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Las Cruces in 3.5 hours. May in Las Cruces sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truth or Consequences.
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Historic Sites

Truth or Consequences — 1 night

Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Truth or Consequences online route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences takes 1.5 hours. In May in Truth or Consequences, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.
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Parks · Nature

Albuquerque — 3 nights

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.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument, and engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Albuquerque takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Truth or Consequences in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
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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