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Los Angeles to Palm Springs drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets


Los Angeles to Palm Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Palm Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 44 minutes

10:44 am  Disneyland
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:44 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:02 pm  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

2:46 pm  Cheeky's
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:46 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

4:25 pm  Joshua Tree National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:25 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

6:14 pm  arrive in Palm Springs
eat at Trio Restaurant
stay at Cheeky's

driving ≈ 4 hours


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Los Angeles to Palm Springs questions

profile  Marlene from Chelsea, Massachusetts asked:
Friendly Hotel under $150 a night in Palm Springs, Santa Monica, & Venice?  (4 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Disneyland  (43 mentions)
Oak Glen  (6 answers)
    Riley's Farm  (2 mentions)
Cheeky's  (6 mentions)
Joshua Tree National Park  (21 mentions)
    questions about Joshua Tree National Park:
        First-timer weekend in Joshua tree with girlfriends
        Best campsites at Joshua Tree?
        Joshua Tree adventure




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Palm Springs, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Palm Springs?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Palm Springs.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Cheeky's, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Viceroy Palm Springs  (4 mentions)
Ace Hotel  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Palm Springs? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Palm Springs?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Trio Restaurant, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Jake's  (3 mentions)
Workshop Kitchen + Bar  (3 mentions)
Bar  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Palm Springs? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Palm Springs?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
Trina Turk  (3 mentions)

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 Palm Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?  (7 answers)

profile  Bailey from Los Angeles asked:
Cheap eats/activities  (4 answers)

profile  Nalin from Cypress asked:
Quick weekend gataway this winter  (3 answers)

profile  Claire from San Diego asked:
Moderately priced restaurants  (2 answers)

profile  Amanda from Hermosa Beach asked:
Bachelorette Party Ideas - Spa, Restaurant, Night Out  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Palm Springs.





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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Or get a full Los Angeles to Palm Springs 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 107 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 42 minutes
576 Los Angeles travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
47 Palm Springs travel answers





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