15 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Jasper Itinerary

15 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Jasper Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
— 6 nights
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Jasper
— 8 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree and Ladder Canyon Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Cottonwood Spring Oasis and Keys Ranch. Step out of Joshua Tree National Park with an excursion to Box Canyon Road in Mecca--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, trek along Wall Street Mill, take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road, and stroll through Split Rock.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park visit planner.

Atlanta to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (102°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). You'll set off for Jasper on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Jasper

— 8 nights
Jasper is a city in Pickens County, Georgia, United States. New Echota and Georgia Racing Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Reel 'Em In Guide Service and Hickory Log Creek Reservoir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper: Red Apple Barn (in Ellijay), Chatsworth (Cohutta Overlook & Emery Creek Trail) and Atlanta Motorsports Park (in Dawsonville). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Creek Falls, do a tasting at Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery, admire the majestic nature at Amicalola Falls State Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eagles Rest Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Jasper road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joshua Tree National Park to Jasper. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, with highs in Jasper at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips