11 days in Goodsprings, California Desert & Zion National Park Itinerary

11 days in Goodsprings, California Desert & Zion National Park Itinerary

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Fly to McCarran International Airport, Drive to Goodsprings
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Goodsprings
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley Junction
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Fly

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Goodsprings

— 2 nights
Goodsprings is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Nevada, United States. You've now added Mojave Desert to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mojave Desert. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bonnie Springs Old Nevada and then identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goodsprings road trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Goodsprings is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Goodsprings, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Goodsprings to be much warmer, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Goodsprings

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Death Valley Junction

— 2 nights
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Death Valley Junction travel route builder.

Getting from Goodsprings to Death Valley Junction by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Goodsprings in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley Junction, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 16th (Fri), hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Court of the Patriarchs.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Death Valley Junction to Zion National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley Junction to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley Junction in February: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Palm Springs

— 4 nights
Attractions like Bump and Grind Trail and Snow Summit make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Barker Dam Trail and Desert Willow Golf Resort. Step out of Palm Springs to go to Indio and see Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs online journey planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Golf

Side Trips

California Desert travel guide

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