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Palm Springs to Washington, DC drive with pets

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  Palm Springs
 Oklahoma City
 Little Rock
   Washington, DC 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Palm Springs to Washington, DC

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Palm Springs to Washington, DC with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Washington, DC, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Palm Springs
drive for about 5 hours

3:59 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight at Westin Phoenix Downtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Westin Phoenix Downtown
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:22 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
drive for about 4 hours

2:14 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:01 pm  Oklahoma City
stay overnight at Motel 6 Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Motel 6 Oklahoma City
drive for about 5 hours

4:09 pm  Little Rock
stay overnight at Motel 6 Little Rock - South
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Motel 6 Little Rock - South
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:25 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Hotel 315
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Hotel 315
drive for about 7 hours

4:01 pm  Roanoke
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:01 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:37 pm  arrive in Washington, DC
stay at The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C.

day 6 driving ≈ 10.5 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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Phoenix  (114 answers)
    Cactus Critter Sitters, LLC  (1 mention)
    Furry Babys  (1 mention)
    TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC  (1 mention)
    Creature Comforts Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Pets, Plants & Polish  (1 mention)
    Amanda's Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Furr-N-Purr Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    The Dawg Walk  (1 mention)
    Comfy Pets Of AZ  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Phoenix:
        Westin Phoenix Downtown
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

Albuquerque  (89 answers)
    Roosevelt Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Mannie's Family Restaurant
        Kelly's Brew Pub
        Kelly's Brewpub
    pet-friendly hotels around Albuquerque:
        Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
        Extended Stay America Hotel Airport Albuquerque
        Sleep Inn Airport Albuquerque
        TownePlace Suites Albuquerque Airport
        La Quinta Inn Albuquerque Airport
        Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Temporary home!
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Where to stay

Amarillo  (25 answers)
    Tascosa Drive-In  (1 mention)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Oklahoma City  (25 answers)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Tom & Jerry's Steak & Fish Grill
        Café Nova
        Museum Cafe
    pet-friendly hotels around Oklahoma City:
        Motel 6 Oklahoma City
        Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Oklahoma City
        Courtyard Oklahoma City Northwest
        Days Inn Oklahoma City Northwest
        Super 8 Fairgrounds NW
    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)
    Wags and Whiskers  (1 mention)
    Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum  (1 mention)
    MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History  (1 mention)
    Clinton Presidential Center Grounds  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Little Rock:
        Dugan's Pub
        Cregeen's Irish Pub
        Starving Artist Café
    pet-friendly hotels around Little Rock:
        Motel 6 Little Rock - South
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Conference Center
        The Peabody Little Rock
    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  (157 answers)
    Nashville Ghosts  (1 mention)
    Nashville Ghost Tours  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Nashville:
        Puckett's Grocery
        Jack's Bar-B-Que
    pet-friendly hotels around Nashville:
        Hotel 315
        Hotel Indigo Nashville
        The Hermitage Hotel Nashville (Tennessee)
        Hilton Nashville Downtown
        Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend

Roanoke  (17 answers)
    PetSmart Pet Store  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Roanoke:
        Big Lick Brewing Company
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Washington, District of Columbia.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Washington, DC?

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 Washington, DC.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C..

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

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Where's the best place to eat in Washington, DC?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Helix Lounge (Hotel Helix).

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pasha Bistro  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Washington, DC? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Washington, DC?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Washington, DC. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jessica from asked:
Best hotel near museums  (20 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Fun free things to do in D.C.?  (11 answers)

profile  Annemarie from New York City asked:
Getting from Union Station to National Mall?  (10 answers)

profile  Julian from Tampa asked:
How to make the most of three days in DC  (10 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
Best of the Smithsonian?  (10 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Washington, DC.

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 Washington, DC to Palm Springs drive with pets, 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 Washington, DC. Or get a full Palm Springs to Washington, DC 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 2,592 miles
driving time of 38 hours, 48 minutes
Washington, DC is 3 hours ahead of Palm Springs
47 Palm Springs travel answers
114 Phoenix travel answers
89 Albuquerque travel answers
25 Amarillo travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers
157 Nashville travel answers
17 Roanoke travel answers
168 Washington, DC travel answers


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