9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

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Roswell
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Alamogordo
— 2 nights
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Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night
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Taos
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Roswell — 2 nights

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 19th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District, stop by Rustic Essentials Soap Company, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tokay Beaded Art, then contemplate the long history of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico - BY APPOINTMENT 24 HOURS AHEAD, and finally learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery.

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Denver to Roswell is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in November, things will get a bit warmer in Roswell: highs are around 65°F and lows about 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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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.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll set off for Alamogordo on the 20th (Sun).
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Alamogordo — 2 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Get some cultural insight at Heart of the Desert and Tularosa Vineyards. Discover out-of-the-way places like White Sands National Park and Mescalero Apache Tribe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamogordo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Alamogordo takes 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Alamogordo can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. You will leave for Truth or Consequences on the 22nd (Tue).
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Truth or Consequences — 1 night

Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs, then walk around Carole Wheeler Dog Park, and finally tee off at Sierra del Rio Golf Course.

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You can drive from Alamogordo to Truth or Consequences in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jemez Springs.
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Jemez Springs — 1 night

Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Jemez Historic Site.

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Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Jemez Springs takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Truth or Consequences in November, things will get little chillier in Jemez Springs: highs are around 50°F and lows about 33°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taos.
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Taos — 2 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): cast your line with Taos Fly Shop and then examine the collection at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Taos Clay Studio, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Jemez Springs to Taos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jemez Springs in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taos, with lows around 21°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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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