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⚡️ Southern California Road Trip: Deserts, Mountains and Valleys

⚡️ Southern California Road Trip: Deserts, Mountains and Valleys
Starts from

Los Angeles

Transportation

Electric Car

CO2 Savings

87 kg

Guidance

Self-Guided

Attractions

19

Duration

2 Days

Length

577 km

Created By:

Spencer Spellman
Spencer Spellman
Travel Expert

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Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the wonders and oddities of the Southern California desert.
  • Experience Hollywood's Old West movie set, Pioneertown.
  • Explore the mountains just outside of L.A.

Guide details

Starts from

Los Angeles

Transportation

Electric Car

CO2 Savings

87 kg

Guidance

Self-Guided

Duration

2 Days

Length

577 km

Price

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This route includes CCS charging stations. For Tesla Superchargers, follow this link.
Southern California is full of unique landscapes, not the least of which are the mountains and desert east of Los Angeles. This road trip makes a beeline for the desert, where dinosaurs, old western movie sets, and sweeping desert landscapes await. It's a little taste of Old Hollywood and the uniqueness of the Southern California's desert.
The second half of the trip explores the towering mountains in the distance of L.A. Here, winding roads, mountainous lakes, and charming mountain towns dot the drive.
This road trip offers a little bit of everything, from great food experiences to unique attractions to historic landmarks to outdoor opportunities and more.

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This route includes CCS charging stations. For Tesla Superchargers, follow this link.
Southern California is full of unique landscapes, not the least of which are the mountains and desert east of Los Angeles. This road trip makes a beeline for the desert, where dinosaurs, old western movie sets, and sweeping desert landscapes await. It's a little taste of Old Hollywood and the uniqueness of the Southern California's desert.
The second half of the trip explores the towering mountains in the distance of L.A. Here, winding roads, mountainous lakes, and charming mountain towns dot the drive.
This road trip offers a little bit of everything, from great food experiences to unique attractions to historic landmarks to outdoor opportunities and more.
Spencer Spellman
Spencer Spellman
Travel Expert
  • Immerse yourself in the wonders and oddities of the Southern California desert.
  • Experience Hollywood's Old West movie set, Pioneertown.
  • Explore the mountains just outside of L.A.

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Travel Itinerary

Eastbound To The Palm Desert
8 Attractions to Visit

Day 1

240 km997 m

Eastbound To The Palm Desert

Get an early start on your day, making your way out of L.A. by 8 a.m. to beat the weekend traffic. Today is for exploring Southern California's Palm Desert region. Spring and summer days can get quite hot, so I recommend packing water for the trip.
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Discover Southern California's National Forests
11 Attractions to Visit

Day 2

337 km

Discover Southern California's National Forests

Adventure and nature awaits. It's time to explore some of Southern California's national forests on the way back to Los Angeles. While day 1 was marked by desert attractions and adventures, today is for exploring the mountains that can be seen far in the distance from L.A.

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