32 days in California Desert Itinerary

32 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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Barstow
— 2 nights
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Twentynine Palms
— 4 nights
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Palm Springs
— 9 nights
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Palm Desert
— 7 nights
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Chiriaco Summit
— 2 nights
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El Centro
— 4 nights
Drive to San Diego International Airport, Fly to Presidente Peron Airport

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then stroll through Mount Whitney Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Lone Pine Creek, and finally steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Meadow Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills, and then trek along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lone Pine trip itinerary planning website.

Neuquen, Argentina to Lone Pine is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Neuquen in March, with highs in Lone Pine at 24°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Barstow

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mojave Trail, see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town, and then identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Basin Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Barstow, then make a trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, then get engrossed in the history at Mojave River Valley Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Painted rocks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barstow vacation planner.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Barstow in 2.5 hours. In March, Barstow is a bit warmer than Lone Pine - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Twentynine Palms.

Things to do in Barstow

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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: Joshua Tree National Park (Lost Horse Valley, Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, &more). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, hike along Wall Street Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boy Scout Trail, and make a trip to Murtle the Turtle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Twentynine Palms trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Twentynine Palms takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Palm Springs

When in Palm Springs, make a side trip to see Eureka Peak in Joshua Tree National Park, approximately Joshua Tree National Park away.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs road trip site.

Drive from Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Twentynine Palms in March, things will get a bit warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

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. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Desert side-trips: Joshua Tree (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Joshua Tree National Park). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with El Paseo Shopping District, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town La Quinta, admire the masterpieces at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, and experience rural life at Shields Date Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Desert trip itinerary tool.

Palm Desert is very close to Palm Springs. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chiriaco Summit.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Museums

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 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, hike along Ladder Canyon Trail, and then hike along Box Canyon Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiriaco Summit tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Palm Desert to Chiriaco Summit in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Chiriaco Summit can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Centro.

Things to do in Chiriaco Summit

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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. Change things up with these side-trips from El Centro: Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs (in Jacumba), Imperial Valley Desert Museum (in Ocotillo) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Glamis Sand Dunes, buy something for everyone on your list at Imperial Valley Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salvation Mountain, and don't miss a visit to East Jesus.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Centro trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Centro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Golf Courses · Zoos · Art Museums