15 days in California Desert Itinerary

15 days in California Desert Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles, Bus to Palm Springs
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Palm Springs
— 7 nights
Drive
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Barstow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lone Pine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tecopa
— 1 night
Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Palm Springs

— 7 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Desert (Palm Desert Aquatic Center & The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens) and Joshua Tree National Park (in Joshua Tree).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs road trip app.

Manchester, UK to Palm Springs is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Palm Springs is minus 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Palm Springs at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barstow

— 3 nights
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch in Oro Grande (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town, get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Barstow, look for gifts at Eddie World, and examine the collection at Route 66 Mother Road Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barstow tour builder.

Drive from Palm Springs to Barstow in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: high temperatures in Barstow hover around 36°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Barstow

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lone Pine

— 2 nights
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hike along Mount Whitney Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Meadow Trail and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History.

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Traveling by car from Barstow to Lone Pine takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barstow in May; daily highs in Lone Pine reach 32°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tecopa.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Tecopa

— 1 night
Tecopa is a census-designated place in the Mojave Desert, in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Amargosa River Project, then get a taste of life in the country at China Ranch Date Farm, and then see a world frozen in time at Dublin Gulch.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tecopa route site.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Tecopa in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tecopa when traveling from Lone Pine in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tecopa

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

California Desert travel guide

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Golf Courses · Zoos · History Museums