10 days in Ridgecrest, Death Valley National Park & Sedona Itinerary

10 days in Ridgecrest, Death Valley National Park & Sedona Itinerary

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10 days in Ridgecrest, Death Valley National Park & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Fremont
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Ridgecrest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Fremont

1
night
Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest ©
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Red Rock Books, then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Desert Tortoise Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Fossil Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Trona Pinnacles, and then examine the collection at Petroglyph Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ridgecrest sightseeing planning app .

Fremont to Ridgecrest is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Fremont in April, you will find days in Ridgecrest are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Desert Tortoise Natural Area, Fossil Falls, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Trona Pinnacles
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Red Rock Canyon State Park ©
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Trona Pinnacles ©
Trona Pinnacles
Fossil Falls ©
Fossil Falls

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park planning app .

Getting from Ridgecrest to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Little Horse Trail and Coconino National Forest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Doe Mountain Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Well (in Rimrock) and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park (in Flagstaff). There's still lots to do: hike along Fay Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Vista Point.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Sedona. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Sedona, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rimrock, Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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