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Phoenix to Napa drive

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 Vulture Mine
 Palm Springs
 Los Angeles
 La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 San Jose
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Phoenix to Napa road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Phoenix
drive for about 1 hour

10:10 am  Vulture Mine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:10 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:15 pm  Ehrenberg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:11 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:11 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:02 pm  Los Angeles
stay overnight at Shutters On the Beach
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Shutters On the Beach
drive for about 2 hours

11:13 am  stay at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:13 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:04 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:31 pm  San Jose
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:03 pm  arrive in Napa
stay at Bardessono

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Where should I stop along the way?

Vulture Mine


Palm Springs  (47 answers)
    Palm Springs Art Museum  (4 mentions)
    Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    Trina Turk  (3 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Trio Restaurant
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        Moderately priced restaurants
        Bachelorette Party Ideas - Spa, Restaurant, Night Out

Los Angeles  (573 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
    hotels around Los Angeles:
        Shutters On the Beach
        Hotel Erwin
        The Standard Downtown LA
        Ace Hotel Los Angeles
        The Huntley Hotel
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Best restaurants in Los Angeles?

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

San Jose  (38 answers)
    The Tech Museum of Innovation  (3 mentions)
    San Jose Museum of Art  (3 mentions)
    Santana Row  (3 mentions)
    Winchester Mystery House  (2 mentions)
    California's Great America  (2 mentions)
    questions about San Jose:
        Best missions to see & other good activities for kids
        Neighborhood for young professional in San Jose
        Hotels with airport parking in San Jose
        What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?
        Free things to do in San Jose?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Napa, California.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Napa?

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 Napa.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Bardessono, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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

Where's the best place to eat in Napa?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest ad hoc, which was mentioned 17 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Domaine Chandon  (8 mentions)
Redd  (7 mentions)
Morimoto  (6 mentions)
Pine Ridge Vineyards  (6 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Napa?

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:

Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
Napa Valley  (9 mentions)
Oxbow Public Market  (6 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 Napa. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting  (4 answers)

profile  anna from Athens asked:
Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area  (3 answers)

profile  Janine from Pine Brook, New Jersey asked:
Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?  (3 answers)

profile  Miriam from Seattle asked:
Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!  (3 answers)

profile  Brooke from Chandler (Oklahoma), Oklahoma asked:
Sightseeing in Napa?  (2 answers)

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

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 Napa to Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Napa. Or get a full Phoenix to Napa 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 772 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 23 minutes
Napa is the same time as Phoenix
107 Phoenix travel answers
1 Ehrenberg travel answer
47 Palm Springs travel answers
573 Los Angeles travel answers
38 San Jose travel answers
83 Napa travel answers


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