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Palm Springs to Bakersfield drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets


Palm Springs to Bakersfield road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs and Bakersfield. 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 Palm Springs
drive for about 54 minutes

9:54 am  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:54 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:04 pm  Mt Baldy
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

2:00 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

4:49 pm  Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:49 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

6:44 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:44 pm
drive for about 32 minutes

8:16 pm  arrive in Bakersfield

driving ≈ 5.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Palm Springs, 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?

Oak Glen  (6 answers)
    Riley's Farm  (2 mentions)
Mt Baldy  (5 answers)
    Bridge to Nowhere  (2 mentions)
    questions about Mt Baldy:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mt Baldy?
Los Angeles  (571 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?
Six Flags Magic Mountain  (9 mentions)
Grapevine  (4 answers)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Bakersfield, California.

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



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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs to Bakersfield. Or get a full Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Palm Springs!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 219 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 39 minutes
45 Palm Springs travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
5 Mt Baldy travel answers
571 Los Angeles travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
13 Bakersfield travel answers





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