6 days in California Desert Itinerary

6 days in California Desert Itinerary

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6 days in California Desert Itinerary

Start: Montrose
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Twentynine Palms
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Montrose

Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms ©
Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park, and then see the sky in a new way at Sky's The Limit Observatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Twentynine Palms travel itinerary planner.

Montrose to Twentynine Palms is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Montrose to Twentynine Palms, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Montrose in January; daily highs in Twentynine Palms reach 62°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture
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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Explore Palm Springs' surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula) and Living Desert Zoo & Gardens (in Palm Desert). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs custom trip planner.

Getting from Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Twentynine Palms - with highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Wine Tours & Tastings
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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons