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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

    192 lb

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    19

    Duration

    2 days

    Length

    359 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Los Angeles

    Transportation

    Electric Car

    CO2 Savings

    192 lb

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    2 days

    Length

    359 mi

    Natural Attractions⚡ Electric Routes
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    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.
    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.

    Travel itinerary

    Eastbound To The Palm Desert
    8 Activities

    Day 1

    149 mi0.7 mi

    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.
    18:00
    Discover Southern California's National Forests
    11 Activities

    Day 2

    209 mi

    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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