Top 14 road trips from Palm Desert

Palm Desert to Venice Beach
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
1 hour → Anaheim
38 minutes → Los Angeles
29 minutes → Venice Beach



3.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Los Angeles
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
40 minutes → Riverside
48 minutes → Mt Baldy
53 minutes → Downtown Los Angeles
5 minutes → Los Angeles


3.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Manhattan Beach
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
34 minutes → San Bernardino
59 minutes → Disneyland
38 minutes → Los Angeles
35 minutes → Manhattan Beach


4 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Santa Monica
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
1.5 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Mt Baldy
46 minutes → Pasadena
38 minutes → Santa Monica


5.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Santa Barbara
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
1 hour → Mt Baldy
56 minutes → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
47 minutes → Ventura
29 minutes → Santa Barbara

5.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Phoenix
starting from Palm Desert
40 minutes → Salton Sea State Park
52 minutes → Desert Center
1 hour → Ehrenberg
1.5 hours → Tonopah
55 minutes → Surprise
38 minutes → Phoenix

5.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Las Vegas
starting from Palm Desert
56 minutes → Joshua Tree National Park
2 hours → Amboy
50 minutes → Mojave National Preserve
59 minutes → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
48 minutes → Cancun Resort Las Vegas
18 minutes → Las Vegas

6 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Sedona
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Desert Center
45 minutes → Blythe
1.5 hours → Tonopah
55 minutes → Surprise
1.5 hours → Montezuma Castle National Monument
29 minutes → Sedona

6 hours of driving
Palm Desert to San Luis Obispo
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
1 hour → Lake Arrowhead
1.5 hours → Pasadena
1 hour → Malibu
1 hour → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo
7.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Big Sur
starting from Palm Desert
1 hour → Oak Glen
1 hour → Mt Baldy
56 minutes → Los Angeles
1 hour → Ventura
2 hours → Pismo Beach
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Big Sur
8.5 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Carmel
starting from Palm Desert
2 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Pasadena
1.5 hours → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Esalen
49 minutes → Carmel
10 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Monterey
starting from Palm Desert
2 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Pasadena
1.5 hours → Grapevine
51 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
2.5 hours → Cambria
1.5 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey
11 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Santa Cruz
starting from Palm Desert
2 hours → Big Bear Lake
2 hours → Los Angeles
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
49 minutes → San Juan Bautista
43 minutes → Santa Cruz
11 hours of driving
Palm Desert to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Palm Desert
2 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Pasadena
1.5 hours → Grapevine
21.5 hours → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
42 minutes → Carmel By the Sea
30.5 hours of driving

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