8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Bottomless Pit, King's Palace, & more).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad tour itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Carlsbad is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from London to Carlsbad, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for warmer days in Carlsbad, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

1
night
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 26th (Wed), engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, and finally shop like a local with Tinkertown Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Carlsbad, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): shop like a local with Keshi, shop like a local with El Nicho, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally learn about winemaking at Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online route planner .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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