8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Artesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room. Explore Artesia's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, King's Palace, & more).

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New York City to Artesia is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Artesia, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

4
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.
Visit Bandelier National Monument and Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument for their historical value. Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Wild Rivers Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron) and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and identify plant and animal life at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Artesia to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Artesia in July, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bandelier National Monument, Philmont Scout Ranch, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area

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