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Palm Springs to Hickory drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets


Palm Springs to Hickory road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs to Hickory. If you're planning a road trip to Hickory, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Palm Springs and Hickory. 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 Springs
drive for about 5 hours

3:13 pm  Scottsdale
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:13 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:42 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:32 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:46 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4 hours

2:47 pm  Oklahoma City
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 5 hours

2:09 pm  Little Rock
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

8:34 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 6 hours

4:54 pm  arrive in Hickory

day 5 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Palm Springs, 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?

Scottsdale  (27 answers)
    Camelback Mountain  (15 mentions)
    Old Town Scottsdale  (9 mentions)
    Cornish Pasty Co  (6 mentions)
    Papago Park  (4 mentions)
    Mill Avenue  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Scottsdale:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        Pig & Pickle
        Cornish Pasty Co
        Cafe Lalibela
        SunUp Brewing Co
    questions about Scottsdale:
        What's the best neighborhood in Scottsdale for a first time visitor?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Scottsdale?
        Going to Scottsdale for 2 weeks -- places to eat and fun things to see?
        Best Burger in Scottsdale?
        Must Do in Scottsdale
Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)
Albuquerque  (82 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour
Amarillo  (23 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Oklahoma City  (25 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?
Little Rock  (34 answers)
    William J Clinton Library  (6 mentions)
    Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  (3 mentions)
    Governors Mansion Historic District  (2 mentions)
    William J. Clinton Presidential Center  (2 mentions)
    Museum of Discovery  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Little Rock:
        Doe's Eat Place
        Loca Luna
    questions about Little Rock:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock?
        Best sights in Little Rock
        Good Eating Gems
        Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?
        Best hotels in Little Rock?
Nashville  (149 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Hickory, North Carolina.

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



What are some things to do in Hickory?

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

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!

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





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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,269 miles
driving time of 33 hours, 32 minutes
Hickory is 3 hours ahead of Palm Springs
47 Palm Springs travel answers
27 Scottsdale travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
82 Albuquerque travel answers
23 Amarillo travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers
149 Nashville travel answers





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