8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
2
Gallup
— Few hours
3
Fort Sumner
— 1 night
4
Roswell
— 1 night
5
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Red Door Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site.

Seattle to Albuquerque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in October, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). You'll set off for Gallup on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Gallup

Gallup ©
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gallup visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Gallup takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, Gallup is a bit cooler at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Sumner.

Things to do in Gallup

Outdoors · Tours
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X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures ©
X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures

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Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner ©
Fort Sumner is a village in De Baca County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Bosque Redondo Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Billy the Kid Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Sumner Lake State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Sumner road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gallup to Fort Sumner by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Gallup in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fort Sumner, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Fort Sumner

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Billy the Kid Museum ©
Billy the Kid Museum
Bosque Redondo Memorial ©
Bosque Redondo Memorial
Sumner Lake State Park ©
Sumner Lake State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, then browse the exhibits of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and finally learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell day trip planning site.

Getting from Fort Sumner to Roswell by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fort Sumner in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Roswell, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
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International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, then Head underground at King's Palace, then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally Head underground at Big Room. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Green Lake, then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, and finally explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 2.5 hours. In October in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
On the 30th (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument.

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You can fly from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Albuquerque, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals ©
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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