2 days in California Itinerary

2 days in California Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
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Palm Desert
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Santa Barbara
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Solvang
— 1 day
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Monterey
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
You've now added Cholla Cactus Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planner.

Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Palm Desert.
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Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Desert Holocaust Memorial.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palm Desert holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Desert takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Palm Desert to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Desert in June, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Solvang.
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Solvang — 1 day

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes McWay Falls as well as Bixby Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Solvang road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Solvang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Solvang: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Monterey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Solvang in June, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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