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Phoenix to Cathedral City drive

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 Desert Center
   Cathedral City 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Phoenix to Cathedral City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Phoenix to Cathedral City. If you're planning a road trip to Cathedral City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Phoenix and Cathedral City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Phoenix and Cathedral City. 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 Phoenix
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:38 pm  T-Rocks
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from T-Rocks
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

2:33 pm  Indio
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:33 pm
drive for about 27 minutes

4:01 pm  arrive in Cathedral City
stay at The Parker, Palm Springs

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Desert Center

Indio  (3 answers)
    restaurants around Indio:
        Five Guys Burgers & Fries
        Cork & Fork

Where's the best place to stay in Cathedral City?

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 Cathedral City.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Parker, Palm Springs, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Viceroy Palm Springs  (4 mentions)
Ace Hotel  (4 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Cathedral City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

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

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Trio Restaurant  (4 mentions)
Jake's  (3 mentions)
Workshop Kitchen + Bar  (3 mentions)
Bar  (3 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Cathedral City?

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:

Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
The Living Desert  (4 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!

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

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 Cathedral City to Phoenix drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

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

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Phoenix to Cathedral City. Or get a full Phoenix to Cathedral 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 Phoenix well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Phoenix!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 263 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 58 minutes
121 Phoenix travel answers
1 Desert Center travel answer
3 Indio travel answers


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