9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Kim Adkins

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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Roswell
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Las Cruces
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Albuquerque
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary builder.

Charleston to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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.
You've added Canyon Road, The Dragon Room Bar, Santa Fe Plaza, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then take a stroll through Railyard Arts District, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Dragon Room Bar. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
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Historic Site
Santa Fe Plaza
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Geologic Formation
Petroglyph National Monument
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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 Fox Cave, Downtown Historic District, Roswell Space Center, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Roswell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Roswell: highs are around 87°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Roswell

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., Riverbend Hot Springs and The Zuhl Museum. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Las Cruces, examine the collection at The Zuhl Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Truth or Consequences Brewing Co..

Plan a trip to Las Cruces easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Roswell to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Zuhl Museum
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

Your day by day itinerary now includes New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albuquerque Old Town and Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Get in touch with nature at Wildlife West Nature Park and Sandia Mountains. Enjoy Albuquerque some more: get a taste of the local shopping with Tinkertown Museum and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Cumbre Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Antique Store
Tinkertown Museum
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
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