9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

9 days in New Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Mexico itinerary planner
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive
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Deming
— 1 night
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at San Miguel Chapel and Palace of the Governors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ski Santa Fe and Keshi. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and wander the streets of Barrio de Analco.

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Newark to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°F in Santa Fe. You'll set off for Alamogordo on the 25th (Tue).
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Alamogordo — 1 night

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Alamogordo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in January: high temperatures in Alamogordo hover around 55°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces — 1 night

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces online tour planner.

Drive from Alamogordo to Las Cruces in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Deming.
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Deming — 1 night

Deming is a city in Luna County, New Mexico, United States, located 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Cruces and thirty-three miles north of the Mexican border. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at City of Rocks State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Deming trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Deming in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum, and then visit Albuquerque Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum and then examine the collection at Unser Racing Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip builder app.

You can drive from Deming to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Deming in January, plan for little chillier days in Albuquerque, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly 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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