9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fort Worth
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Monahans
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Roswell
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Albuquerque
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Los Alamos
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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Angel Fire
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Eagle Nest
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Amarillo
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Fort Worth — 1 night

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip itinerary planner.

Texarkana to Fort Worth is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You'll set off for Monahans on the 12th (Sun).
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Monahans

Monahans is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, Texas, United States. To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monahans trip builder website.

Getting from Fort Worth to Monahans by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Monahans can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You will leave for Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the 12th (Sun).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park route planner.

You can drive from Monahans to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monahans to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Roswell.
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Roswell

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell takes 3 hours. In June in Roswell, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at J&R Vintage Auto Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Coronado Historic Site, and then ride a horse along The Stables at Tamaya. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Hispanic Cultural Center, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, and then stroll through Foothills Trails.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Alamos.
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Los Alamos

Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Ashley Pond Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Alamos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Los Alamos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, you will find days in Los Alamos are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Alamos to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Los Alamos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Taos.
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Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 17th (Fri), see what you can catch with Taos Fly Shop and then do a tasting at La Chiripada Tasting Room.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Taos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect Taos to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 46°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Angel Fire.
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Angel Fire

Angel Fire is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Angel Fire online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Taos to Angel Fire in an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Taos in June: high temperatures in Angel Fire hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. You'll set off for Eagle Nest on the 17th (Fri).
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Eagle Nest — 1 night

Eagle Nest is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Eagle Nest journey planner.

Eagle Nest is very close to Angel Fire. In June, daytime highs in Eagle Nest are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Eagle Nest to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Eagle Nest in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Amarillo, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 63°F. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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