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Bakersfield to Oakland drive in 1 day

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  Bakersfield
 Kettleman City
 Firebaugh
 Los Banos
 Manteca
 Livermore
   Oakland 
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Bakersfield to Oakland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bakersfield to Oakland. If you're planning a road trip to Oakland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Bakersfield and Oakland. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Bakersfield and Oakland. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Bakersfield
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:22 am  Kettleman City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:22 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:39 pm  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:39 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

2:17 pm  Los Banos
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:25 pm  Manteca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:25 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

6:03 pm  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:03 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

7:42 pm  arrive in Oakland
eat at Chez Panisse

driving ≈ 5.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Kettleman City

Firebaugh

Los Banos

Manteca

Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard
    hotels around Livermore:
        Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton


Where's the best place to eat in Oakland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chez Panisse, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Arinell Pizza Inc  (6 mentions)
The Trappist  (4 mentions)
Comal  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Oakland?

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:

Lake Merritt  (16 mentions)
UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
Jack London Square  (7 mentions)
Ici Ice Cream  (5 mentions)
College Ave  (5 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 Oakland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jack from England asked:
What is Oakland like?  (7 answers)

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Oakland?  (6 answers)

profile  Sheldon from asked:
A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?  (3 answers)

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
Best bites to eat in Oakland?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Oakland.




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 Oakland to Bakersfield drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Bakersfield? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Bakersfield.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 272 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 8 minutes
19 Bakersfield travel answers
1 Los Banos travel answer
10 Livermore travel answers
57 Oakland travel answers





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