8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Artesia
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights

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Artesia

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Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Artesia: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Big Room, &more).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Artesia trip itinerary maker website.

Detroit to Artesia is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Artesia. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Artesia, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Artesia

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Hunziger Bowl, and then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with 203 Fine Art.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip maker tool.

Drive from Artesia to Taos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Artesia in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Taos, with highs around 83°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Horseback Riding Tour
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Art Gallery
203 Fine Art
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park, then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo and then examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online travel planner.

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in July; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 91°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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