30 days in California Deserts Itinerary

30 days in California Deserts Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Deserts trip planner

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Route & dates

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Death Valley National Park
— 9 nights
2
Lone Pine
— 2 nights
3
Yermo
— 1 night
4
Joshua Tree
— 3 nights
5
Borrego Springs
— 5 nights
6
Palm Desert
— 7 nights

9
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Titus Canyon and Panamint Range. Step off the beaten path and head to Twenty Mule Team Canyon and The Racetrack. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, get great views at Dante's View, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and trek along Fall Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are warmer (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

2
nights
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 11th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills, contemplate the long history of California Historical Landmark 507, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, and finally trek along Horseshoe Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mount Whitney Trail, take in breathtaking views at Lone Pine Creek, and then hike along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lone Pine, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Yermo.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills

1
night
Yermo

Yermo ©
Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. On the 13th (Sat), stop by Eddie World, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yermo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Yermo in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lone Pine in June; daily highs in Yermo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Yermo

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site
Eddie World ©
Eddie World

3
nights
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree ©
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Joshua Tree National Park and Skull Rock. Explore hidden gems such as Keys View and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Joshua Tree to go to Joshua Tree National Park and see Wall Street Mill, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Split Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at 49 Palms Canyon Trail, and examine the collection at World Famous Crochet Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yermo to Joshua Tree takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
nights
Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs ©
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Get outdoors at Rams Hill Golf Club and Hellhole Canyon Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail and Ghost Mountain. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Slot Canyon, explore the fascinating landscape at Desert Gardens, head outdoors with Ocotillo Wells SVRA, and delve into the mystery of Yaqui Well.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Borrego Springs journey planning app.

Drive from Joshua Tree to Borrego Springs in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Rams Hill Golf Club ©
Rams Hill Golf Club
Hellhole Canyon Trail ©
Hellhole Canyon Trail

7
nights
Palm Desert

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. Get outdoors at Desert Willow Golf Resort and Classic Club Golf. Get a sense of the local culture at Palomar Observatory and Old Town La Quinta. Change things up with a short trip to Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, trek along Randall Henderson Loop Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bump and Grind Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palm Desert trip maker.

Getting from Borrego Springs to Palm Desert by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Rancho Mirage, Old Town La Quinta, Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Indian Wells Golf Club, Palomar Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Desert Willow Golf Resort ©
Desert Willow Golf Resort
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum
Palomar Observatory ©
Palomar Observatory