6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary maker site .

Fort Lauderdale to Palm Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in February, Palm Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Paseo Shopping District, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip maker .

Drive from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

1
night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cambria route planning site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Cambria by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cambria in March, expect nights in Carmel to be somewhat warmer, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur
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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