The driving distance from San Diego, California to Palm Springs, California is:

126 miles / 203 km

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Driving distance from San Diego, CA to Palm Springs, CA

The total driving distance from San Diego, CA to Palm Springs, CA is 126 miles or 203 kilometers.

Your trip begins in San Diego, California. It ends in Palm Springs, California.

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There are many routes that lead to Palm Springs from San Diego. For the fastest route stick with I-15 and I-10. If you want to explore the area, take a scenic route through I-8 to Sunrise Highway and to Japatul Valley Road Exit to Julian.

Julian is a historic gold mining town and 4,235 feet above sea level. This small mountain community is only about 50 miles northeast of San Diego. The best time to visit is during the Apple Festival.

Every year in October about 10,000 apple pies are baked in a week in Julian. The area attracts tourists from Southern California looking for apple pies, apple cider and freshly picked apples.

History enthusiast can take a self-guided Julian Historic Walking Tour. Pick up a self-guided tour map at the Town Hall and discover the Gold Rush of the 1920s. Visit the Julian Pioneer Museum that showcases the original Julian City buggy and sleigh, Victorian era pianos, vintage clothing, old photographs and more.

It takes around two hours to drive from Julian to Palm Springs.

San Diego, California

City: San Diego
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Palm Springs, California

City: Palm Springs
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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