10 days in California Desert Itinerary

10 days in California Desert Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  21 h 30 min
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
Lone Pine
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Go for a jaunt from Palm Springs to Indio to see Shields Date Garden about 34 minutes away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs tour itinerary maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Palm Springs is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Palm Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Yermo.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Shields Date Garden
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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain


Yermo ©
Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. On the 22nd (Sun), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, get engrossed in the history at Mojave River Valley Museum, then don't miss a visit to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, and finally don't miss a visit to Barstow Station. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mojave Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, and then see the interesting displays at Barstow Harvey House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yermo journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Yermo takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in December: high temperatures in Yermo hover around 18°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Yermo

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Barstow, Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, Mojave Trail
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Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area

Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then hike along Mount Whitney Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills, and finally see a world frozen in time at Cerro Gordo Mines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lone Pine vacation planning site.

You can drive from Yermo to Lone Pine in 3 hours. Traveling from Yermo in December, plan for little chillier nights in Lone Pine, with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerro Gordo Mines
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Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines