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Bakersfield to Sedona drive in 1 day

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Bakersfield to Sedona road trip planner

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

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8:00 am  start in Bakersfield
drive for about 1 hour

9:10 am  Mojave
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:10 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:27 am  Barstow
eat at Del Taco
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:27 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:21 pm  Mojave National Preserve
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:29 pm  Needles (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:29 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

6:25 pm  Kingman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:25 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:30 pm  Seligman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

11:20 pm  arrive in Sedona
stay at Enchantment Resort

driving ≈ 9.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Mojave  (2 answers)

Barstow  (13 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?
        Where to sleep RV trailer

Mojave National Preserve  (3 mentions)

Needles (California)  (5 answers)

Kingman  (13 answers)

Seligman  (6 answers)
    Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Seligman:
        Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In


Where's the best place to stay in Sedona?

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 Sedona.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Enchantment Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Sedona?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Elote Cafe, which was mentioned 3 times.

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




What are some things to do in Sedona?

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:

Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
Devils Bridge  (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 Sedona. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Beth from Greensboro asked:
Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?  (3 answers)

profile  Sam from Munich asked:
Nature Lover in Sedona  (2 answers)

profile  Carli from asked:
Vortex Hike/ Sound healing  (2 answers)

profile  Kara from Boston asked:
Best hikes and natural swimming holes  (1 answer)

profile  Mee-Na from asked:
Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?  (1 answer)

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




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 Sedona 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 Sedona. Or get a full Bakersfield to Sedona 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 507 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 1 minute
Sedona is the same time as Bakersfield
19 Bakersfield travel answers
2 Mojave travel answers
13 Barstow travel answers
5 Needles (California) travel answers
13 Kingman travel answers
6 Seligman travel answers
87 Sedona travel answers





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