42 days in Bakersfield, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

42 days in Bakersfield, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Bakersfield
— 10 nights
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San Diego
— 16 nights
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Las Vegas
— 13 nights
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Bakersfield
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Bakersfield

— 10 nights
Kids will enjoy Bergamot Station and Annenberg Community Beach House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bakersfield: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area (in Agua Dulce), Beverly Hills (Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Gardens Park, &more) and Three Rivers (Slick Rock Recreation Area & The Senate).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield trip itinerary planner.

Sacramento to Bakersfield is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Bakersfield are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 16 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), California Wolf Center (in Julian) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, experience the excitement of It's a Small World, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bakersfield to San Diego in 4 hours. When traveling from Bakersfield in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 13 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Overton (Mouse's Tank & Valley of Fire State Park), Bonnie Springs Old Nevada (in Blue Diamond) and Boulder City (Hoover Dam, Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, &more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bakersfield

— 2 nights
For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bakersfield trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bakersfield in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, Bakersfield is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums