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Fresno to Bakersfield drive

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 Delano (California)
 Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Fresno to Bakersfield road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in Fresno
drive for about 41 minutes

10:41 am  Hanford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:41 am
drive for about 26 minutes

12:07 pm  Tulare
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:07 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

1:42 pm  Delano (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

3:25 pm  Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:25 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

4:30 pm  arrive in Bakersfield

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?



Delano (California)

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

What are some things to do in Bakersfield?

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

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

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Bakersfield?  (1 answer)

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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Fresno? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Fresno.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Fresno to Bakersfield. Or get a full Fresno to Bakersfield 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 Fresno well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Fresno!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 110 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 42 minutes
10 Fresno travel answers
1 Hanford travel answer
1 Tulare travel answer
19 Bakersfield travel answers


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