60 days in California Desert Itinerary

60 days in California Desert Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Desert travel planner
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Palm Springs
— 16 nights
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Niland
— 8 nights
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Twentynine Palms
— 8 nights
Drive
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Barstow
— 8 nights
Drive
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Lone Pine
— 10 nights
Drive
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Tecopa
— 9 nights
Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Tulsa

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Palm Springs — 16 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palm Springs Air Museum and Indian Canyons. Bring the kids along to Palm Springs Art Museum and Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Springs: Indio (Indio Municipal Golf Course, Shadow Hills Golf Course, &more), Palm Desert (Classic Club Golf, Palm Desert Aquatic Center, &more) and La Quinta (PGA WEST Pete Dye Mountain Course, La Quinta Nicklaus Course, &more).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs journey builder app.

Tulsa to Palm Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in November, expect Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niland.
Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Niland — 8 nights

Niland is a census-designated place in Imperial County, California. Explore Niland's surroundings by going to Mecca (Salton Sea State Recreation Area & International Banana Museum), Holtville Hot Spring (in Holtville) and Glamis Sand Dunes (in Glamis). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to East Jesus, contemplate the geological forces at Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field, explore the stunning scenery at Fossil Canyon, and explore the fascinating landscape at Imperial Sand Dunes Cahuilla Ranger Station.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Niland trip planning app.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Niland in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will leave for Twentynine Palms on the 26th (Fri).
Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Twentynine Palms — 8 nights

Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Family-friendly places like Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center and Old Schoolhouse Museum will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery and 29 Palms Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Twentynine Palms side-trips: Box Canyon Road (in Mecca) and Essex (High sierra oasis/ route 66, Kelso Dunes, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Love Signs, take in the exciting artwork at 29 Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery, and try your luck at Tortoise Rock Casino.

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Traveling by car from Niland to Twentynine Palms takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Niland in November, expect Twentynine Palms to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 46°F. You will leave for Barstow on the 4th (Sat).
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Barstow — 8 nights

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Air Force Flight Test Museum and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Calico Ghost Town and Western America Railroad Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barstow: Mojave Trail (in Mojave), Red Rock Canyon State Park (in Cantil) and Ridgecrest (China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Petroglyph Park, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Mojave River Valley Museum, see the interesting displays at Barstow Harvey House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trona Pinnacles, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort irwin & NTC museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barstow tour website.

Drive from Twentynine Palms to Barstow in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Barstow are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lone Pine.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Lone Pine — 10 nights

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Western Film History and California Historical Landmark 507. Explore Lone Pine's surroundings by going to Gus's Fresh Jerky (in Olancha) and Fossil Falls (in Little Lake). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills, steep yourself in history at Cerro Gordo Mines, hike along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Meadow Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lone Pine tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Barstow to Lone Pine in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lone Pine when traveling from Barstow in December, with lows around 22°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Tecopa.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Tecopa — 9 nights

Tecopa is a census-designated place in the Mojave Desert, in Inyo County, California, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shoshone Museum and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of China Ranch Date Farm, explore the fascinating landscape at Tecopa Hot Springs, stroll through Amargosa River Project, and make a trip to Castle in Clay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tecopa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Tecopa in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tecopa, with lows around 38°F. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

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