8 days in Northeast New Mexico & Norfolk Itinerary

8 days in Northeast New Mexico & Norfolk Itinerary

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8 days in Northeast New Mexico & Norfolk Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Raton
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Norfolk
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tucumcari trip planner.

Washington DC to Tucumcari is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Tucumcari, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Tucumcari Historical Museum ©
Tucumcari Historical Museum
Tee Pee Curios ©
Tee Pee Curios
New Mexico Route 66 Museum ©
New Mexico Route 66 Museum

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park, don't miss a visit to Dwan Light Sanctuary, then get lost in a book at Carnegie Public Library, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Plaza Antiques. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Union National Monument and then examine the collection at Las Vegas Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tucumcari in June, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Raton.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Dwan Light Sanctuary ©
Dwan Light Sanctuary

1
night
Raton

Raton ©
Raton is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Sugarite Canyon State Park, contemplate the long history of Patchwork Phoenix, and then stop by Solano's Boot & Western Wear.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Raton travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Raton takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Raton can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Raton

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sugarite Canyon State Park ©
Sugarite Canyon State Park
Solano's Boot & Western Wear ©
Solano's Boot & Western Wear

2
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
You'll get in some beach time at Virginia Beach and Sandbridge Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Peanut Patch and Virginia Beach Antique Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Busch Gardens Williamsburg (in Williamsburg) and Flame of Hope Memorial (in Virginia Beach). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, wander the streets of MacArthur Center, and see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Norfolk tour site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Raton to Norfolk. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Raton to Norfolk. Traveling from Raton in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Norfolk, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, The Peanut Patch
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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