Top 14 road trips from Bakersfield

Bakersfield to Los Angeles
starting from Bakersfield
32 minutes → Grapevine
57 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
42 minutes → Griffith Observatory
13 minutes → Los Angeles




2.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Venice Beach
starting from Bakersfield
32 minutes → Grapevine
57 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
42 minutes → Griffith Observatory
22 minutes → Venice Beach




2.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Manhattan Beach
starting from Bakersfield
1 hour → Castaic
35 minutes → Burbank
50 minutes → Manhattan Beach





2.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Monterey
starting from Bakersfield
34 minutes → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
27 minutes → Monterey



4 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
44 minutes → Carmel By the Sea



4.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Big Sur
starting from Bakersfield
34 minutes → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
37 minutes → Morro Bay
42 minutes → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Nepenthe
10 minutes → Big Sur


4.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Carmel
starting from Bakersfield
34 minutes → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Parkfield
45 minutes → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
1 hour → Carmel By the Sea
15 minutes → Carmel


5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to San Diego
starting from Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Six Flags Magic Mountain
49 minutes → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
47 minutes → Carlsbad
35 minutes → La Jolla
20 minutes → San Diego


5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Santa Cruz
starting from Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1 hour → Parkfield
45 minutes → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
40 minutes → Capitola
11 minutes → Santa Cruz

5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Las Vegas
starting from Bakersfield
43 minutes → Tehachapi
1.5 hours → Barstow
50 minutes → Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
43 minutes → Worlds tallest thermometer!
1 hour → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
44 minutes → Sky Combat Ace
23 minutes → Las Vegas

6 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Sausalito
starting from Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
34 minutes → Kettleman City
1.5 hours → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
48 minutes → Westley
40 minutes → Livermore
54 minutes → San Francisco
23 minutes → Sausalito
6.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to San Francisco
starting from Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
34 minutes → Kettleman City
1.5 hours → Mendota
1 hour → Pea Soup Andersen's
53 minutes → Modesto
54 minutes → Livermore
39 minutes → Oakland
23 minutes → San Francisco
6.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Sonoma
starting from Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
34 minutes → Kettleman City
1.5 hours → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
48 minutes → Westley
40 minutes → Livermore
1 hour → Napa
24 minutes → Sonoma
6.5 hours of driving
Bakersfield to Napa
starting from Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
34 minutes → Kettleman City
1.5 hours → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
48 minutes → Westley
40 minutes → Livermore
44 minutes → Berkeley
50 minutes → Napa
6.5 hours of driving

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