3 days in Las Cruces & Bakersfield Itinerary

3 days in Las Cruces & Bakersfield Itinerary

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Las Cruces
— 1 night
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Bakersfield
— 1 night

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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area and then make a trip to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces road trip planning website.

Seattle to Las Cruces is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Las Cruces is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Cruces: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Dripping Springs Natural Area ©
Dripping Springs Natural Area
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture ©
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM), get engrossed in the history at Kern County Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Cruces to Bakersfield. Traveling from Las Cruces to Bakersfield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Cruces, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bakersfield, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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