I am planning a trip leaving Las Vegas Monday 24th December(AM) heading to Palm Springs for 3 days and then driving back from PS to LV Thursday
27th December (Leaving AM).
I have several questions regarding this trip. I understand that one of my options would be to take the fast highway route which will take about 4 hours 15 mins. I have also been told there is nothing but desert between the two points. This is incorrect isn't it?.
Although this route sounds straightforward, as I am travelling so far across the Atlantic to do this trip it would be a real shame to not take in some of the mountains, forests or national parks and beautiful scenery this area has to offer whilst we drive along. As we probably won't have time to go on any long hikes or go to far off-route.
I was hoping to find a route that is well sign posted, will take no longer than 5hours 30 mins, that an unfamiliar tourist with a hire car could cope with easily that would enable us to take in some of the spectacular scenery with some stop off points to refuel if necessary and grab a bite to eat with a coffee.
Any tips, points of interest, routes or hidden gems that you could let me know would be very much appreciated.
I am a gardener and am interested in allsorts of flora and fauna if that helps in your advice.