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Willits to Bakersfield drive

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


Willits to Bakersfield road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Willits 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 Willits and Bakersfield. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Willits 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 Willits
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:20 pm  Healdsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

2:15 pm  Sonoma
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 3:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:52 pm  San Francisco
stay overnight at Top of the Mark
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Top of the Mark
drive for about 48 minutes

9:48 am  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:48 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:06 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

2:01 pm  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:51 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:28 pm  Buttonwillow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:28 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

8:02 pm  arrive in Bakersfield

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Healdsburg  (24 answers)
    Arista Winery  (2 mentions)
    Truett Hurst Winery  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Healdsburg:
        Preston Family Vineyards
        Williamson Wines
        Francis Ford Coppola Winery
        Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs

Sonoma  (65 answers)
    Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
    Ram's Gate Winery  (5 mentions)
    Scribe Winery  (4 mentions)
    Cline Cellars  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Sonoma:
        Fremont Diner
        Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
    questions about Sonoma:
        Must dos and good places to stay during June getaway to Sonoma
        Best Steak in Sonoma?

San Francisco  (624 answers)
    Golden Gate Bridge  (130 mentions)
    Golden Gate Park  (112 mentions)
    Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
    Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
    Union Square  (79 mentions)
    restaurants around San Francisco:
        Ike's Place
        Swan Oyster Depot
        Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
        Kokkari Estiatorio
        Tartine bakery
    hotels around San Francisco:
        Top of the Mark
        Hotel Vitale
        The Fairmont San Francisco
        San Francisco Marriott Marquis
        Cavallo Point
    questions about San Francisco:
        Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?
        What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?
        Best activities for kids
        Best views in San Francisco?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 413 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 45 minutes
3 Willits travel answers
24 Healdsburg travel answers
65 Sonoma travel answers
624 San Francisco travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
16 Bakersfield travel answers


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