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Bakersfield to Las Vegas drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days



Bakersfield to Las Vegas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bakersfield to Las Vegas. If you're planning a road trip to Las Vegas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 11:00 am:  start in Bakersfield
drive for about 1 hour

Day 1, 12:10 pm:  Mojave
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:10 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 2:27 pm:  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:27 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

Day 1, 4:17 pm:  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours


Day 2, 11:00 am:  leave from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
drive for about 43 minutes

Day 2, 11:43 am:  Worlds tallest thermometer!
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

Day 2, 1:42 pm:  Primm Valley Golf Club
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

Day 2, 3:42 pm:  arrive in Las Vegas
stay at Bellagio Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 2.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Bakersfield, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Mojave  (3 answers)
Barstow  (10 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Worlds tallest thermometer!
Primm Valley Golf Club




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




Where's the best place to stay in Las Vegas?

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 Las Vegas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Bellagio Hotel, which was mentioned 51 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

MGM Grand Las Vegas  (35 mentions)
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas  (32 mentions)
The Cosmopolitan  (27 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Las Vegas? Click the blue button below.






Where's the best place to eat in Las Vegas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Giada, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mon Ami Gabi  (7 mentions)
Wicked Spoon  (7 mentions)
Lotus of Siam  (5 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Las Vegas? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Las Vegas?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
High Roller  (10 mentions)
The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
Neon Museum  (8 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Las Vegas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Stephanie Lopilato from New York City asked:
Best new restaurants in Vegas?  (15 answers)

 Kim Dayman from Canada asked:
What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas  (15 answers)

 Neil Blaine from Baton Rouge asked:
Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?  (14 answers)

 Allie Stier from Portland asked:
Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?  (12 answers)

 Maria O'Dwyer from Dublin asked:
Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?  (12 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Las Vegas to Bakersfield drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Bakersfield to Las Vegas. Or get a full Bakersfield to Las Vegas flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Bakersfield well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Bakersfield!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 331 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 55 minutes
13 Bakersfield travel answers
3 Mojave travel answers
10 Barstow travel answers
252 Las Vegas travel answers





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