8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Drive:  4​h
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Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Wichita

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Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Route 66 Monument, New Mexico Route 66 Museum and Ute Lake State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ute Lake State Park, examine the collection at New Mexico Route 66 Museum, then make a trip to Route 66 Monument, then enjoy some diversion at Route 66 Wedding Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Mother Road Old Time Photos.

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Wichita to Tucumcari is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Wichita to Tucumcari, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wichita in March: highs in Tucumcari hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Fun & Games Shopping
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Route 66 Wedding Chapel ©
Route 66 Wedding Chapel

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roswell Space Center as well as Alien Zone Area 51. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery, engage your brain at Roswell Space Center, then look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District, and finally cruise along Singing Road.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Roswell trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tucumcari to Roswell. March in Roswell sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Wineries Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Singing Road
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Roswell Space Center ©
Roswell Space Center

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 13th (Wed), Head underground at Big Room, then get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Bottomless Pit ©
Bottomless Pit

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in March: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 61°F and lows are around 30°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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. You've now added Blue Hole to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Bosque Redondo Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Sumner Museum, then make a trip to Billy the Kid’s Grave, and finally get engrossed in the history at Billy the Kid Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Fe to Santa Rosa. In March, daytime highs in Santa Rosa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fort Sumner
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Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Billy the Kid’s Grave ©
Billy the Kid’s Grave
Bosque Redondo Memorial ©
Bosque Redondo Memorial

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