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Palm Springs to Phoenix drive

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  Palm Springs
 Desert Center
 Ehrenberg
 Tonopah (Arizona)
 Surprise
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Palm Springs to Phoenix road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Palm Springs
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:28 pm  Desert Center
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:37 pm  Ehrenberg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Ehrenberg
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:19 pm  Tonopah (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:19 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

2:10 pm  Surprise
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:10 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

3:48 pm  arrive in Phoenix
stay at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Desert Center

Ehrenberg

Tonopah (Arizona)

Surprise  (3 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Phoenix?

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 Phoenix.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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Where's the best place to eat in Phoenix?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
The Parlor Pizzeria  (3 mentions)
The Clever Koi  (2 mentions)
Crudo  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Phoenix?

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:

Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
Frances  (2 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 Phoenix. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (15 answers)

profile  Dea from New York City asked:
Best restaurants in Phoenix?  (9 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson  (9 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?  (6 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?  (5 answers)

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




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 Phoenix to Palm Springs drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Palm Springs? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Palm Springs.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Palm Springs to Phoenix. Or get a full Palm Springs to Phoenix 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 269 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 4 minutes
49 Palm Springs travel answers
1 Desert Center travel answer
1 Ehrenberg travel answer
3 Surprise travel answers
121 Phoenix travel answers





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