30 days in California Desert Itinerary

30 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
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Yermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Twentynine Palms
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 9 nights
Drive
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Palm Desert
— 8 nights
Drive
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Glamis
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiriaco Summit
— 3 nights
Drive to Palm Springs International Airport, Fly to Hercílio 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), contemplate the long history of California Historical Landmark 507, take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills, then stroll through Mount Whitney Trail, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Lone Pine Creek, trek along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, and then stroll through Horseshoe Meadow Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lone Pine trip itinerary tool.

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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in February, with highs in Lone Pine at 20°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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. On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Calico Early Man Site, then appreciate the history behind Painted rocks, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, and finally stop by Eddie World.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yermo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Yermo takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lone Pine in February, with highs in Yermo at 24°C and lows at 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Twentynine Palms: Climbing Tours (in Joshua Tree) and Joshua Tree National Park (Split Rock, Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through 49 Palms Canyon Trail, trek along Ryan Mountain, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, and explore the fascinating landscape at The Pinto Basin.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Twentynine Palms vacation maker tool.

Drive from Yermo to Twentynine Palms in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Twentynine Palms are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Palm Springs

Take a break from Palm Springs with a short trip to Eureka Peak in Joshua Tree National Park, about 40 minutes away.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Twentynine Palms in March; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Joshua Tree) and Mecca (Box Canyon Road & Ladder Canyon Trail). There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Paseo Shopping District, hike along Bump and Grind Trail, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, and stroll through Art Smith Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palm Desert trip itinerary maker tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glamis.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

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Glamis

Glamis is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California. On the 19th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Imperial Sand Dunes Cahuilla Ranger Station and then explore the fascinating landscape at Glamis Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glamis road trip planning app.

You can drive from Palm Desert to Glamis in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chiriaco Summit.

Things to do in Glamis

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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. On the 20th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, then hike along Box Canyon Road, and then trek along Ladder Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiriaco Summit trip planner.

You can drive from Glamis to Chiriaco Summit in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Chiriaco Summit can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chiriaco Summit

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

California Desert travel guide

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Golf Courses · Zoos · Art Museums