49 days in New Mexico, Klamath Falls & Nebraska Itinerary

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Roswell
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 3 nights
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Las Cruces
— 4 nights
Drive to El Paso International Airport, Fly to Klamath Falls
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Klamath Falls
— 8 nights
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North Platte
— 2 nights
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Kearney
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Omaha
— 5 nights
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Taos
— 6 nights
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Santa Fe
— 7 nights
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Albuquerque
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Roswell — 1 night

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Singing Road, admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, then view the masterpieces at Roswell Space Center, then stop by Rustic Essentials Soap Company, and finally see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, then see the sky in a new way at Roswell Museum, and finally do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery.

Before you visit Roswell, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Phoenix to Roswell is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Roswell is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 79°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alamogordo.
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Alamogordo — 3 nights

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and International Space Hall of Fame. Trinity Site and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, and learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alamogordo online tour planner.

You can drive from Roswell to Alamogordo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Alamogordo, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces — 4 nights

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Mesilla Village and Basilica San Albino Catholic Church. Shop till you drop at Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces and COAS Books. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Cruces: Geronimo Springs Museum (in Truth or Consequences) and Deming Luna Mimbres Museum (in Deming). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, examine the collection at The Zuhl Museum, appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Las Cruces.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Las Cruces takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Las Cruces sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Klamath Falls.
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Klamath Falls — 8 nights

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rim Village Visitor Center and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Rogue Creamery and Fort Klamath Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Klamath Falls side-trips: Central Point (Crater Rock Museum & Ledger David Cellars), Butte Creek Mill (in Eagle Point) and Medford (Darkwing Manor & Morguetorium Museum, DANCIN Vineyards, &more). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Red Lily Vineyards, stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery Memorial, cruise along Rim Dr, and explore the world behind art at Schneider Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Klamath Falls travel route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Cruces to Klamath Falls. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Las Cruces to Klamath Falls. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Cruces in October; daily highs in Klamath Falls reach 64°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to North Platte.
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North Platte — 2 nights

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Sod House Museum, steep yourself in history at Original Pony Express Station & Museum, and then tee off at Wild Horse Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fort McPherson National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Cody Trading Post, then immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the North Platte trip planning tool.

You can drive from Klamath Falls to North Platte in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Klamath Falls to North Platte. In October, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kearney.
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Kearney — 3 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Classic Car Collection and Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pioneer Village and The Willa Cather Foundation. Explore Kearney's surroundings by going to Hastings (Birthplace of Kool-Aid & Hastings Museum). The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Christine's Horseback Riding, stroll around Yanney Heritage Park, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kearney route planner.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Kearney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kearney sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 3 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Step off the beaten path and head to Homestead National Historical Park and Museum of American Speed. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at International Quilt Museum and Gage County Historical Society and Museum. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln trip itinerary app.

Getting from Kearney to Lincoln by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Omaha.
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Omaha — 5 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Get some historical perspective at Holy Family Shrine and St. Cecilia's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Visitor Center and Boys Town. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Joslyn Castle, shop like a local with Old Market, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha online journey planner.

Drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Omaha are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Taos.
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Taos — 6 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Get a sense of the local culture at Millicent Rogers Museum and Christ of the Desert Monastary. Visit San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Taos Pueblo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery, cruise along The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, take in the exciting artwork at Las Comadres, and admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Taos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Omaha to Taos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Omaha in November since evenings lows in Taos dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 7 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ghost Ranch and El Santuario de Chimayo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Miguel Chapel and Puye Cliff Dwellings. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Los Alamos (Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos History Museum, &more) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planning site.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Taos in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 6 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albuquerque Old Town and Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Get some historical perspective at San Felipe de Neri Church and Coronado Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum (in Pueblo of Acoma), Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (in Mountainair) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory (in Socorro). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Tinkertown Museum, see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, learn about winemaking at Gruet Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Albuquerque Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Albuquerque planning site.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in November since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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Nebraska travel guide

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The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.
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