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Palm Springs to Reno drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Palm Springs to Reno road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs to Reno. If you're planning a road trip to Reno, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 2 hours

11:50 am  Big Bear Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:50 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:44 pm  Adelanto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:08 pm  Red Rock Canyon State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:08 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:57 pm  Whitney Portal
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Whitney Portal
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:28 am  Bishop (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:40 pm  Mono Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:31 pm  Lake Tahoe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:54 pm  arrive in Reno
stay at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Big Bear Lake  (10 answers)
    Snow Summit  (3 mentions)
    Big Bear Mountain  (2 mentions)
    Big Bear Mountain Brewery  (2 mentions)


Red Rock Canyon State Park

Whitney Portal  (3 answers)

Bishop (California)  (7 answers)
    Lake Sabrina  (2 mentions)

Mono Lake  (7 mentions)

Lake Tahoe  (46 answers)
    Emerald Bay  (6 mentions)
    Heavenly Mountain Resort  (2 mentions)
    questions about Lake Tahoe:
        Non-snow-related things to do in Lake Tahoe
        Looking for breweries, hikes and restaurants around Lake Tahoe.
        Best part of Lake Tahoe to stay
        Hotel, inns, or cabin rental recommendations in Lake Tahoe?
        What to see, eat, and do in Lake Tahoe?

Where's the best place to stay in Reno?

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 Reno.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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

What are some things to do in Reno?

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:

Truckee River  (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 Reno. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Angie from San Antonio asked:
Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?  (1 answer)

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

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 Reno 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 Reno. Or get a full Palm Springs to Reno 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 506 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 28 minutes
Reno is the same time as Palm Springs
55 Palm Springs travel answers
10 Big Bear Lake travel answers
3 Whitney Portal travel answers
7 Bishop (California) travel answers
46 Lake Tahoe travel answers
38 Reno travel answers


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