27 days in California Desert Itinerary

27 days in California Desert Itinerary

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Fly to McCarran International Airport, Drive to Lone Pine
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive
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Yermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Twentynine Palms
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 7 nights
Drive
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Palm Desert
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chiriaco Summit
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Centro
— 3 nights
Drive to San Diego International Airport, Fly to HercĂ­lio Luz International Airport

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507, take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills, then hike along Mount Whitney Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Lone Pine Creek, then hike along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, and then hike along Horseshoe Meadow Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lone Pine online trip builder.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Lone Pine is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florianopolis to Lone Pine, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Lone Pine is colder than Florianopolis - with highs of 20°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yermo.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Yermo

Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site, pause for some photo ops at Painted rocks, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, and finally stop by Eddie World.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Yermo travel route planner.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Yermo in 3 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in February, expect Yermo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Twentynine Palms.

Things to do in Yermo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Joshua Tree National Park (Split Rock, Lost Horse Valley, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at 49 Palms Canyon Trail, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, appreciate the history behind Murtle the Turtle, and trek along Wall Street Mill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Twentynine Palms sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yermo to Twentynine Palms takes 2 hours. February in Twentynine Palms sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, explore the fascinating landscape at Coachella Valley Preserve, and admire the natural beauty at Moorten Botanical Garden.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs road trip app.

Traveling by car from Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs takes 1.5 hours. In March, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Twentynine Palms - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Desert: Ladder Canyon Trail (in Mecca) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Joshua Tree). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District, stroll through Bump and Grind Trail, tee off at Desert Willow Golf Resort, and explore the world behind art at Sunnylands Center & Gardens.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palm Desert holiday planner.

Palm Desert is very close to Palm Springs. In March, daily temperatures in Palm Desert can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chiriaco Summit.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Chiriaco Summit

Chiriaco Summit is a small unincorporated community and travel stop located along Interstate 10 in the Colorado Desert of Southern California. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then trek along Lost Palms Oasis Trail. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, grab your bike and head to Box Canyon Road, and then hike along Ladder Canyon Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiriaco Summit tour planner.

You can drive from Palm Desert to Chiriaco Summit in an hour. In March in Chiriaco Summit, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to El Centro.

Things to do in Chiriaco Summit

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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El Centro

El Centro is a city in and county seat of Imperial County, California, the largest city in the Imperial Valley, east anchor of the Southern California Border Region, and the core urban area and principal city of the El Centro metropolitan area which encompasses all of Imperial County. Explore El Centro's surroundings by going to Jacumba (Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs & Desert View Tower Jacumba), Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria) and Niland (East Jesus & Imperial Sand Dunes Cahuilla Ranger Station). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Glamis Sand Dunes, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, stop by Gran Plaza Oulet, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Valley Pioneers Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Centro online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chiriaco Summit to El Centro takes 2 hours. March in El Centro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Centro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

California Desert travel guide

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Golf Courses · Zoos · Art Museums