15 days in California Desert Itinerary

15 days in California Desert Itinerary

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Lone Pine
— 2 nights
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Tecopa
— 1 night
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Essex
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 6 nights
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Barstow
— 2 nights
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Trona
— 1 night
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Cantil
— 1 night

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the next day, trek along Horseshoe Meadow Trail, then hike along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Whitney Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lone Pine tour planner.

Grants Pass to Lone Pine is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Grants Pass in March, you will find days in Lone Pine are much hotter (70°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Tecopa.

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Hiking Trail
Mount Whitney Trail
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Geologic Formation
Fossil Falls
4.7
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Mountain
Alabama Hills
4.9

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Tecopa

Tecopa ©
Tecopa is a census-designated place in the Mojave Desert, in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Tecopa Hot Springs, get engrossed in the history at Shoshone Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Dublin Gulch, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of China Ranch Date Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tecopa trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Tecopa in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lone Pine in March since evenings lows in Tecopa dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Essex.

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History Museum
Shoshone Museum
4.4

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Essex

Essex ©
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to High sierra oasis/ route 66 and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kelso Dunes.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Essex trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tecopa to Essex takes 3 hours. In March, Essex is somewhat warmer than Tecopa - with highs of 83°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

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Must see
Kelso Dunes
4.7

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Visiting Indian Canyons Hiking Trails and Bump and Grind Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Painted Canyon and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to CODA Gallery (in Palm Desert) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Joshua Tree).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs travel route planner.

Getting from Essex to Palm Springs by car takes about 3 hours. March in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Barstow.

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Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): trek along Mojave Trail, then learn more about the world around you at Mojave River Valley Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Eddie World, examine the collection at Western America Railroad Museum, see the interesting displays at Route 66 Mother Road Museum, then see the interesting displays at Barstow Harvey House, and finally don't miss a visit to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.

Plan my day in Barstow using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Barstow in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in March: high temperatures in Barstow hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trona.

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Specialty Museum
Barstow Harvey House
4.2

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Trona

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Trona is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California. On the 16th (Sat), explore the activities along Searles Dry Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Trona Pinnacles.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Trona takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barstow in March since evenings lows in Trona dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cantil.

Things to do in Trona

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Must see
Trona Pinnacles
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Water Body
Searles Dry Lake
3.7

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Cantil

Cantil ©
Cantil is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Wall and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon State Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cantil trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trona to Cantil takes an hour. When traveling from Trona in March, plan for little chillier days in Cantil, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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