6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palm Springs day trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Palm Springs is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Palm Springs when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in February, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in March: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cambria trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Cambria takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip builder website.

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Cambria in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 64°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 47°F. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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