9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Artesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Artesia

Artesia ©
Artesia is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, centered at the intersection of U.S. Explore Artesia's surroundings by going to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Big Room, &more).

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Artesia trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Artesia is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Artesia, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Artesia, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Artesia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), stop by The Candy Lady, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Spaceship House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Artesia to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

3
nights
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 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally hike along Canyon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe online travel planner.

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 5°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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