8 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Northeast New Mexico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h 15​min
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Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Capulin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Nageezi
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h
End: Washington DC

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Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tucumcari attractions planning tool .

Washington DC to Tucumcari is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tucumcari due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tucumcari: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Shopping
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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Route 66 Auto Museum, then explore the activities along Park Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa takes an hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucumcari in June, with highs in Santa Rosa at 83°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Nature Museums
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Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Route 66 Auto Museum ©
Route 66 Auto Museum
Park Lake ©
Park Lake

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. On the 20th (Thu), browse for treasures at Plaza Antiques, then admire the striking features of Dwan Light Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Glorietta Battlefield. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Fort Union National Monument and then examine the collection at Las Vegas Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip app .

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Las Vegas takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Capulin.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pecos, Fort Union National Monument
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Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Dwan Light Sanctuary ©
Dwan Light Sanctuary

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Capulin

Capulin ©
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Capulin Country Store and then contemplate the geological forces at Capulin Volcano National Monument.

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

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Capulin takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Capulin

Parks Nature Shopping
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Capulin Volcano National Monument ©
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Capulin Country Store ©
Capulin Country Store

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Nageezi

Nageezi ©
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nageezi trip builder .

Traveling by car from Capulin to Nageezi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Capulin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nageezi, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nageezi

Parks Nature
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©