8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Artesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Artesia holiday planner .

Saint Louis to Artesia is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Saint Louis in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Artesia: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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 18th (Mon), get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque attractions tool .

You can drive from Artesia to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Artesia in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Albuquerque, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Taos (La Hacienda del los Martinez, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, & more) and Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). There's lots more to do: 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, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 54°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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