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Bakersfield to Sacramento drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Bakersfield to Sacramento road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bakersfield to Sacramento. If you're planning a road trip to Sacramento, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Bakersfield and Sacramento. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Bakersfield and Sacramento. Find the best hotels, restaurants, 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 35 minutes

11:35 am  Delano
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:35 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

1:09 pm  Tulare
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

2:56 pm  Fresno
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fresno
drive for about 59 minutes

10:59 am  Merced
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 42 minutes

12:41 pm  Modesto
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:41 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

2:23 pm  Lodi
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

4:01 pm  arrive in Sacramento

day 2 driving ≈ 3 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?

Delano
Tulare
Fresno  (5 answers)
Merced  (3 answers)
Modesto  (4 answers)
Lodi




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Sacramento, California.

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



Where's the best place to eat in Sacramento?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ella Dining Room & Bar, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Rick's Dessert Diner  (2 mentions)
Delta King Hotel  (2 mentions)
The Rind  (2 mentions)
Mulvaney's B&L  (2 mentions)

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





What are some things to do in Sacramento?

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:

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 Sacramento. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Peter from Munich asked:
Things to do and see in Sacramento  (6 answers)

profile  Debbie from San Francisco asked:
Hidden gems in Sacramento?  (6 answers)

profile  Evan from Virginia asked:
Me want food in Sacramento!  (5 answers)

profile  Tracy from Hawaii Kai, Hawaii asked:
Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?  (2 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento. Or get a full Bakersfield to Sacramento 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 278 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 15 minutes
13 Bakersfield travel answers
1 Tulare travel answer
5 Fresno travel answers
3 Merced travel answers
4 Modesto travel answers
1 Lodi travel answer
40 Sacramento travel answers





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