23 days in California Desert Itinerary

23 days in California Desert Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— 13 nights
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Lone Pine
— 2 nights
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Tecopa
— 1 night
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Barstow
— 2 nights
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Twentynine Palms
— 4 nights

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: International Banana Museum (in Mecca), La Quinta (Old Town La Quinta & La Quinta Nicklaus Course) and Palm Desert (Palm Desert Cross Hiking Trail & The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip builder site.

New York City to Palm Springs is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Palm Springs is minus 3 hours. In January, Palm Springs is warmer than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): trek along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, take in breathtaking views at Lone Pine Creek, then take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills, and finally contemplate the long history of California Historical Landmark 507. Keep things going the next day: trek along Horseshoe Meadow Trail, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Owens River, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Lone Pine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Palm Springs in January, you will find days in Lone Pine are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are cooler (25°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tecopa.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Lone Pine Creek ©
Lone Pine Creek
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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Tecopa

Tecopa ©
Tecopa is a census-designated place in the Mojave Desert, in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Castle in Clay, stroll through Amargosa River Project, and then wander the wide-open spaces of China Ranch Date Farm.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tecopa trip planner.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Tecopa in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tecopa, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Tecopa

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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China Ranch Date Farm ©
China Ranch Date Farm

2
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Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, get engrossed in the history at Mojave River Valley Museum, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Barstow Station. On your second day here, get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Barstow, don't miss a visit to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, and then appreciate the history behind Painted rocks.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barstow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tecopa to Barstow in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Barstow are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Twentynine Palms.

Things to do in Barstow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch ©
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch

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Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Explore Twentynine Palms' surroundings by going to Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree National Park & Climbing Tours). There's much more to do: make a trip to Love Signs, head outdoors with Flux Adventures, appreciate the history behind Murtle the Turtle, and explore the world behind art at Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Twentynine Palms online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Barstow to Twentynine Palms in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Twentynine Palms are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Climbing Tours
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Love Signs ©
Love Signs