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Bakersfield to Palm Springs drive

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  Bakersfield
 Six Flags Magic Mountain
 Los Angeles
 Mt Baldy
 Oak Glen
   Palm Springs 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Bakersfield to Palm Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bakersfield to Palm Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Palm Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Bakersfield and Palm Springs. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Bakersfield and Palm Springs. 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

10:32 am  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:32 am
drive for about 49 minutes

12:21 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

3:16 pm  Mt Baldy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:25 pm  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:25 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

7:13 pm  arrive in Palm Springs
eat at Trio Restaurant
stay at Cheeky's

driving ≈ 5 hours


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Bakersfield to Palm Springs questions


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?

Six Flags Magic Mountain  (9 mentions)

Los Angeles  (598 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Gjelina
        Perch
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
        Bestia
    hotels around Los Angeles:
        Shutters On the Beach
        Hotel Erwin
        The Standard Downtown LA
        Ace Hotel Los Angeles
        The Huntley Hotel
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Best restaurants in Los Angeles?

Mt Baldy  (5 answers)
    Bridge to Nowhere  (2 mentions)
    questions about Mt Baldy:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mt Baldy?

Oak Glen  (6 answers)
    Riley's Farm  (2 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Palm Springs, California.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Palm Springs?

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 Palm Springs.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Cheeky's, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Viceroy Palm Springs  (4 mentions)
Ace Hotel  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Palm Springs? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Palm Springs?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Trio Restaurant, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Jake's  (3 mentions)
Workshop Kitchen + Bar  (3 mentions)
Bar  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Palm Springs?

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:

Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
Trina Turk  (3 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 Palm Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?  (7 answers)

profile  Bailey from Los Angeles asked:
Cheap eats/activities  (4 answers)

profile  Nalin from Cypress asked:
Quick weekend gataway this winter  (3 answers)

profile  miss from Los Angeles asked:
What to do in palm springs in November?  (2 answers)

profile  Claire from San Diego asked:
Moderately priced restaurants  (2 answers)

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




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 Palm Springs 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 3.5 hours of Bakersfield.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Bakersfield to Palm Springs. Or get a full Bakersfield to Palm Springs 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 218 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 21 minutes
16 Bakersfield travel answers
598 Los Angeles travel answers
5 Mt Baldy travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
49 Palm Springs travel answers





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