14 days in Bakersfield & Portland Itinerary

14 days in Bakersfield & Portland Itinerary

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14 days in Bakersfield & Portland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bakersfield
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

6
nights
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Mission Santa Barbara and Kern County Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carpinteria State Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bakersfield: Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria), Tehachapi (Tangleweed Farm & Tehachapi Loop) and Trail of 100 Giants (in Ponderosa). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern, do a tasting at Fess Parker, kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, and meet the residents at California Area Living Museum (CALM).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bakersfield online tour planner .

Dallas to Bakersfield is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Bakersfield, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Bakersfield are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Tehachapi, Carpinteria, River Rafting & Tubing, Trail of 100 Giants
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

7
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manzanita Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Get in touch with nature at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Hug Point State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Phelps Creek Vineyards (in Hood River), Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Oneonta Gorge) and Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park, appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Bakersfield to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bakersfield in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Cannon Beach, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Manzanita Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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