13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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El Paso
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ruidoso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
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El Paso

Family-friendly places like Scenic Drive - Overlook and El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center will thrill your kids. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Chamizal National Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Paso tour planner.

Dallas to El Paso is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to El Paso due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in November since evenings lows in El Paso dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

2
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Las Cruces

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Albino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Albino Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll around Dripping Springs Natural Area, then learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Soledad Canyon Day Use Area, and finally make a trip to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Cruces trip itinerary tool.

Getting from El Paso to Las Cruces by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from El Paso in November, Las Cruces is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

2
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Ruidoso

Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. On the 30th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Hubbard Museum of the American West, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along State Route 244, then take a peaceful walk through Lincoln National Forest, and then don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ruidoso holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Ruidoso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Cruces in November, expect nights in Ruidoso to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Outdoors · Spas · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, and then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant.

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Drive from Ruidoso to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Ruidoso in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 31°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.