12 days in Southwest New Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Southwest New Mexico Itinerary

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Socorro
— 2 nights
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Truth or Consequences
— 4 nights
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Silver City
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights

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Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Socorro Historic Plaza. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old San Miguel Mission, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and then look and learn at National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Socorro road trip website.

Los Angeles to Socorro is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Socorro due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Socorro, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Truth or Consequences

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Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Cummings 1836-1886 (in Deming), Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa) and Alamogordo (Giant Alamogordo Landmark, New Mexico Museum of Space History, &more). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs, stroll around Veterans Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Geronimo Springs Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caballo Lake State Park.

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You can drive from Socorro to Truth or Consequences in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Silver City.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Silver City

Silver City ©
Silver City is a town in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and then take a peaceful walk through Gila National Forest. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Silver City Museum, walk around Big Ditch Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Silver City online trip planner.

Getting from Truth or Consequences to Silver City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Truth or Consequences in June, things will get slightly colder in Silver City: highs are around 91°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Silver City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Geologic Formation
City of Rocks State Park
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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Cruces: Deming (D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room & Deming Luna Mimbres Museum) and White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop (in Alamogordo). There's much more to do: stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, make a trip to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces visit site.

You can drive from Silver City to Las Cruces in 2 hours. Traveling from Silver City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Cruces, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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