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Pittsburgh to Palm Springs drive

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  Pittsburgh
 Columbus
 St. Louis
 Springfield (Missouri)
 Oklahoma City
 Amarillo
 Albuquerque
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Sedona
   Palm Springs 
driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Pittsburgh to Palm Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh and Palm Springs. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Pittsburgh 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

9:00 am  start in Pittsburgh
drive for about 3 hours

11:52 am  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 7 hours

7:39 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:27 pm  Springfield (Missouri)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Springfield (Missouri)
drive for about 4 hours

2:05 pm  Oklahoma City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:04 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4 hours

2:07 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 4:07 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:41 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 3 hours

12:05 pm  Sedona
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:35 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

8:11 pm  arrive in Palm Springs
stay at The Parker, Palm Springs

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Pittsburgh to Palm Springs questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Columbus  (35 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.

St. Louis  (81 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Springfield (Missouri)  (6 answers)
    questions about Springfield (Missouri):
        Can't miss restaurants in Springfield?

Oklahoma City  (34 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    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?

Amarillo  (27 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Albuquerque  (91 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)

Sedona  (78 answers)
    Chapel of the Holy Cross  (4 mentions)
    Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
    Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
    Devils Bridge  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Elote Cafe
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes


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

profile  Nalin from Cypress asked:
Quick weekend gataway this winter  (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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to Palm Springs. Or get a full Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Pittsburgh!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,353 miles
driving time of 35 hours, 31 minutes
Palm Springs is 3 hours behind Pittsburgh
39 Pittsburgh travel answers
35 Columbus travel answers
81 St. Louis travel answers
6 Springfield (Missouri) travel answers
34 Oklahoma City travel answers
27 Amarillo travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
78 Sedona travel answers
49 Palm Springs travel answers





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