8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  6​h
1
Balmorhea
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: San Antonio

1
night
Balmorhea

Balmorhea ©
Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Calera Chapel and then immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Balmorhea online route planner .

San Antonio to Balmorhea is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Balmorhea

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toyahvale
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Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Calera Chapel ©
Calera Chapel

1
night
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.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Balmorhea to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Balmorhea - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. You will leave for Pagosa Springs on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at Piedra River Trail and Reservoir Hill Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs takes 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Fe in July: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 81°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Carlsbad Caverns National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eddy House.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carlsbad online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Carlsbad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, things will get a bit warmer in Carlsbad: highs are around 97°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Pecos River Flume ©
Pecos River Flume