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.
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
Your starting point is Palm Springs, California.
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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.
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:
Grand Central Market
hotels around Los Angeles:
Shutters On the Beach
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)
Your final destination is Bakersfield, California.
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