15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

15 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Peru
Drive:  20 h
1
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Jemez Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  20 h 15 min
End: Peru

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room. Get some historical perspective at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and Downtown Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Tokay Beaded Art (in Roswell) and King's Palace (in Carlsbad Caverns National Park). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sitting Bull Falls and immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad trip itinerary website.

Peru to Carlsbad is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Peru to Carlsbad is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Peru in April: high temperatures in Carlsbad hover around 80°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, then steep yourself in history at Sacramento Mountains Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark.

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Getting from Carlsbad to Alamogordo by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Alamogordo can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Sacramento Mountains Museum ©
Sacramento Mountains Museum
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church ©
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church

3
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.
Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Bandelier National Monument. Popular historic sites such as Albuquerque Old Town and Pueblo of Santa Ana are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old San Ysidro Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Alamogordo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Pueblo of Santa Ana, Old San Ysidro Church
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, then get impressive views of Jemez Mountains, and then look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro Parks Wilderness. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, then identify plant and animal life at Ojito Wilderness, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jemez Springs travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ojito Wilderness, San Pedro Parks Wilderness
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs ©
San Pedro Parks Wilderness ©
San Pedro Parks Wilderness

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.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

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Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Santa Fe takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jemez Springs in April: highs in Santa Fe hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, El Santuario de Chimayo
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©

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