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Phoenix to Palm Springs drive

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  Phoenix
 Tonopah (Arizona)
 T-Rocks
 Desert Center
 La Quinta
   Palm Springs 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Phoenix to Palm Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Phoenix to Palm Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Palm Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Phoenix and Palm Springs. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Phoenix and Palm Springs. 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 51 minutes

11:51 am  Tonopah (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:30 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

2:31 pm  La Quinta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

4:10 pm  arrive in Palm Springs
stay at The Parker, Palm Springs

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Tonopah (Arizona)

T-Rocks

Desert Center

La Quinta  (5 answers)
    The Living Desert  (4 mentions)
    El Paseo  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around La Quinta:
        Five Guys Burgers & Fries
        Cork & Fork


Where's the best place to stay in Palm Springs?

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 Palm Springs.

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 Palm Springs? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Palm Springs?

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 Palm Springs? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Palm Springs?

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)
Trina Turk  (3 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 Palm Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?  (7 answers)

profile  Bailey from Los Angeles asked:
Cheap eats/activities  (4 answers)

profile  Nalin from Cypress asked:
Quick weekend gataway this winter  (3 answers)

profile  miss from Los Angeles asked:
What to do in palm springs in November?  (3 answers)

profile  Claire from San Diego asked:
Moderately priced restaurants  (2 answers)

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




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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs. Or get a full Phoenix to Palm Springs 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 269 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 4 minutes
121 Phoenix travel answers
1 Desert Center travel answer
5 La Quinta travel answers
49 Palm Springs travel answers





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