8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Carlsbad side-trips: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, & more).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Carlsbad is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Carlsbad, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in October: highs in Carlsbad hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then make a trip to Meow Wolf, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe online trip maker .

Drive from Carlsbad to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in October, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 69°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albuquerque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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