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Sacramento to Bakersfield drive

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Sacramento to Bakersfield road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to Bakersfield. If you're planning a road trip to Bakersfield, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Sacramento
drive for about 38 minutes

11:38 am  Lodi
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:38 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

1:24 pm  Ceres
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:14 pm  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 Pea Soup Andersen's
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 50 minutes

12:45 pm  Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:22 pm  Buttonwillow
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:22 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

4:57 pm  arrive in Bakersfield

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Sacramento to Bakersfield.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Sacramento, 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?

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

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!

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

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 287 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 25 minutes
37 Sacramento travel answers
1 Lodi travel answer
13 Bakersfield travel answers

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