8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Roswell Air Center Airport, Drive to Artesia
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Artesia
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly

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Artesia

Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Get in touch with nature at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, King's Palace, &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Artesia day trip planning app.

New York City to Artesia is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Artesia. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Artesia are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Santa Fe

City Different

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Get some historical perspective at Bandelier National Monument and Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo), Wild Rivers Recreation Area (in Taos) and Philmont Scout Ranch (in Cimarron). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve.

Plan trip to Santa Fe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Artesia to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, Santa Fe is little chillier than Artesia - with highs of 88°F and lows of 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.