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Palm Desert to Redmond (Washington) drive

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  Palm Desert
 Los Angeles
 San Luis Obispo
 Mount Shasta
   Redmond (Washington) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Palm Desert to Redmond (Washington) road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Palm Desert
drive for about 2 hours

12:05 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:14 pm  San Luis Obispo
stay overnight at The Madonna Inn
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from The Madonna Inn
drive for about 2 hours

11:03 am  Salinas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 3 hours

2:57 pm  Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:24 pm  Mount Shasta
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Mount Shasta
drive for about 4.5 hours

12:29 pm  Eugene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:25 pm  Portland
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 7:25 pm
drive for about 3 hours

10:39 pm  arrive in Redmond (Washington)
stay at Silver Cloud Inn - Bellevue Downtown

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Palm Desert, 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?

Los Angeles  (573 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Area an hour away from LAX airport

San Luis Obispo  (121 answers)
    Bishop Peak  (4 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo  (3 mentions)
    Edna Valley  (2 mentions)
    F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Luis Obispo:
        Firestone Grill
        Novo Restaurant & Lounge
        Bello Mundo
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn
    hotels around San Luis Obispo:
        The Madonna Inn
        Madonna Inn Resort & Spa
        Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
        Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
        Seacrest Beach Resort
    questions about San Luis Obispo:
        Exploring SLO in March to scout moving there - what should I check out?
        Where to stay outside of San Luis Obispo for Cal Poly graduation
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo?

Salinas  (4 answers)

Sacramento  (40 answers)
    California State Railroad Museum  (6 mentions)
    California State Capitol Museum  (3 mentions)
    58 Degrees & Holding Co.  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Sacramento:
        Ella Dining Room & Bar
        Rick's Dessert Diner
        Delta King Hotel
        The Rind
        Mulvaney's B&L
    questions about Sacramento:
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
        Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento

Mount Shasta  (7 answers)

Eugene  (11 answers)
    questions about Eugene:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eugene?

Portland  (219 answers)
    International Rose Test Garden  (20 mentions)
    Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
    Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
    Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
    Timberline Lodge  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland:
        Voodoo Doughnuts
        Tasty N Sons
        Potato Champion
        Pok Pok Restaurant
    questions about Portland:
        Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?
        Best coffee shops in Portland
        Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?
        Artsy area with fun little shops
        Portland in mid-March

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Redmond, Washington.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Redmond (Washington)?

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 Redmond (Washington).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Silver Cloud Inn - Bellevue Downtown, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Where's the best place to eat in Redmond (Washington)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Madison Park Conservatory, which was mentioned 2 times.

What are some things to do in Redmond (Washington)?

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:

Cave B  (2 mentions)

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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 Redmond (Washington) to Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert to Redmond (Washington). Or get a full Palm Desert to Redmond (Washington) 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 Palm Desert well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Palm Desert!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,266 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 25 minutes
Redmond (Washington) is the same time as Palm Desert
9 Palm Desert travel answers
573 Los Angeles travel answers
121 San Luis Obispo travel answers
4 Salinas travel answers
40 Sacramento travel answers
7 Mount Shasta travel answers
11 Eugene travel answers
219 Portland travel answers
3 Redmond (Washington) travel answers


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