Bakersfield, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bakersfield, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bakersfield, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bakersfield, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Bakersfield, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bakersfield, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bakersfield, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bakersfield, California, United States of America by month

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January

January in Bakersfield is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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February

February in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

March in Bakersfield is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

May in Bakersfield is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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June

If you visit Bakersfield during June, you might see that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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July

Traveling to Bakersfield in July, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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August

If you go to Bakersfield in August, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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September

If you visit Bakersfield during September, you are likely to see that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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October

If you visit Bakersfield during October, you will probably see that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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November

If you are traveling to Bakersfield in November, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December in Bakersfield can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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Activities for Bakersfield, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bakersfield.

If you see the California Living Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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