8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Carlsbad
1
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Roswell
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Planning Carlsbad trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Carlsbad. In August, daytime highs in Carlsbad are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour
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1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument as well as Heart of the Desert. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument and then learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo travel route planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Alamogordo by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

1
night
Albuquerque

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandia Mountains as well as Petroglyph National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sandia Mountains.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque sightseeing planner.

Drive from Alamogordo to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sandia Mountains
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ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Sandia Mountains ©
Sandia Mountains

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Fe Plaza, Kakawa Chocolate House, Turquoise Tours, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and then admire the natural beauty at Los Alamos Nature Center. On your second day here, gain insight with Turquoise Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then look for gifts at Kakawa Chocolate House, and finally make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe online tour itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Los Alamos Nature Center, Turquoise Tours
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Turquoise Tours ©
Turquoise Tours

few
hours
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center and then see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Roswell trip itinerary site .

Drive from Santa Fe to Roswell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. In August, Roswell is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 94°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Childrens Museums
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Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center

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