8 days in Southwest New Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Southwest New Mexico Itinerary

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Silver City
— 1 night
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
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Truth or Consequences
— 1 night
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Socorro
— 1 night
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Magdalena
— 2 nights

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Silver City

Silver City ©
Silver City is a town in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Silver City Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Western New Mexico University Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Silver City day trip tool.

Portales to Silver City is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Silver City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Geologic Formation
City of Rocks State Park
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Historic Site
Silver City Museum
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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine, contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Albino, then make a trip to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, and finally gain insight at New Mexico State University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, then walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area, then explore the stunning scenery at Soledad Canyon Day Use Area, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Las Cruces.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Cruces road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Silver City to Las Cruces takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Las Cruces sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Riverbend Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum, then walk around Carole Wheeler Dog Park, and finally explore the activities along Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Truth or Consequences online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Truth or Consequences can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Socorro.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks · Nature · Museums

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History Museum
Geronimo Springs Museum
4.5

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Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Mineralogical Museum, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the exciting artwork at Vertu Fine Art Gallery, and finally see the sky in a new way at National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Socorro road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Socorro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Socorro sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magdalena.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Magdalena

Magdalena ©
Magdalena is a village in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Concho Hills Guest Ranch and then don't miss a visit to Very Large Array. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Kelly and then identify plant and animal life at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Magdalena vacation maker app.

Magdalena is very close to Socorro. In October in Magdalena, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Magdalena

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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