Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Carter Lake to Avila Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Avila Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
8:00 am start in Carter Lake
drive for about 14 hours
10:07 pm Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 8:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 14 hours
8:00 am leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 15.5 hours
11:33 pm arrive in Avila Beach
stay at The Madonna Inn
day 2 driving ≈ 15.5 hours
Albuquerque (116 answers)
Old Town Albuquerque (3 mentions)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (2 mentions)
Explora! (2 mentions)
Nob Hill (2 mentions)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (2 mentions)
restaurants around Albuquerque:
hotels around Albuquerque:
Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
questions about Albuquerque:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
Where to stay
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Avila Beach.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Madonna Inn, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Firestone Grill, which was mentioned 7 times.
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Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Avila Beach to Carter Lake drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.
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