9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights

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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.
Step out of Santa Fe to go to Cochiti Pueblo and see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and walk around Cathedral Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Lion's Tail, Big Room, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, Carlsbad is a bit warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then stop by Albuquerque Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Spaceship House. On your second day here, learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Madonna of the Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary site.

Drive from Carlsbad to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Carlsbad in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals ©
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

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