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Sacramento to Bakersfield drive in 1 day

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Sacramento
drive for about 51 minutes

9:51 am  Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:51 am
drive for about 41 minutes

11:32 am  Modesto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:32 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

1:11 pm  Merced
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:11 pm  Fresno
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:11 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

4:57 pm  Visalia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:57 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

6:46 pm  Delano (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:46 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

8:21 pm  arrive in Bakersfield

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Stockton  (4 answers)
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Modesto  (6 answers)

Merced  (4 answers)

Fresno  (11 answers)


Delano (California)

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?  (2 answers)

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.

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

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!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 278 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 15 minutes
58 Sacramento travel answers
4 Stockton travel answers
6 Modesto travel answers
4 Merced travel answers
11 Fresno travel answers
1 Visalia travel answer
19 Bakersfield travel answers


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