7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

7 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive
2
Dixon
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson

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Carlsbad

— 1 night
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 4th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Walnut Canyon Desert Drive. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad trip planner.

Tucson to Carlsbad is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Carlsbad are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dixon.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Dixon

— 2 nights
Dixon is an unincorporated community located in Rio Arriba County in the U.S. state of New Mexico, on NM Highway 75, just east of NM Highway 68 in the north-central part of the state, at Latitude 36.20 & Longitude -105.89. Your day by day itinerary now includes La Chiripada Winery. On the 6th (Tue), stop by Trujillo's Weaving Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Orilla Verde Recreation Area. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips, then examine the collection at Classical Gas Museum, and then do a tasting at La Chiripada Winery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dixon trip planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Dixon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in July, things will get slightly colder in Dixon: highs are around 83°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dixon

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (The Harrell House Bug Museum, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dixon to Albuquerque takes 2 hours. Traveling from Dixon in July, expect Albuquerque to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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New Mexico travel guide

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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.