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Oakland to Bakersfield drive

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 Pea Soup Andersen's
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Oakland to Bakersfield road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Oakland 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 Oakland and Bakersfield. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Oakland and Bakersfield. 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 Oakland
drive for about 41 minutes

11:41 am  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:41 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:35 pm  Patterson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

3:14 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Gustine
drive for about 51 minutes

10:51 am  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:51 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:52 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:28 pm  Buttonwillow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:28 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

5:02 pm  arrive in Bakersfield

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard


Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)


Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)


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

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

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

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


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