18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain), Liberty Candy Company (in Flowery Branch) and Helen (Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf & Anna Ruby Falls). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll around Centennial Olympic Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Atlanta. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
River Rafting & Tubing
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 7th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, walk around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, and then get engrossed in the history at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sitting Bull Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Atlanta to Carlsbad with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect nights in Carlsbad to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 97°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park ©
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Taos Mesa Brewing. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, then don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, and finally make a trip to Taos Plaza.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Taos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in July, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, and finally look for gifts at The Candy Lady. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque driving holiday planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in July, with lows around 67°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

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