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Palm Springs to Virginia City drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Palm Springs to Virginia City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs to Virginia City. If you're planning a road trip to Virginia City, 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 2 hours

2:54 pm  Red Rock Canyon State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:43 pm  Whitney Portal
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Whitney Portal
drive for about 2 hours

12:00 pm  Mammoth Lakes
eat at Burgers Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:10 pm  Tahoe Rim Trail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

4:50 pm  arrive in Virginia City

day 2 driving ≈ 5 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)

Mammoth Lakes  (6 answers)
    Petra's Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Convict Lake  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Mammoth Lakes:
        Burgers Restaurant
        Lakanuki
    questions about Mammoth Lakes:
        Things to do on road trip from San Luis Obispo to Mammoth Lake

Tahoe Rim Trail


What are some things to do in Virginia City?

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!

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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 Virginia City 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 Virginia City. Or get a full Palm Springs to Virginia City 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 487 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 21 minutes
55 Palm Springs travel answers
10 Big Bear Lake travel answers
3 Whitney Portal travel answers
6 Mammoth Lakes travel answers
3 Virginia City travel answers





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