3 days in Indian Wells, Joshua Tree National Park & Joshua Tree Itinerary

3 days in Indian Wells, Joshua Tree National Park & Joshua Tree Itinerary

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3 days in Indian Wells, Joshua Tree National Park & Joshua Tree Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Indian Wells
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Joshua Tree
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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Indian Wells

Indian Wells ©
Indian Wells is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley. On the 25th (Sat), play a few rounds at Indian Wells Golf Club and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town La Quinta.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Indian Wells trip tool .

Los Angeles to Indian Wells is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Indian Wells are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Indian Wells

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Town La Quinta
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Old Town La Quinta ©
Old Town La Quinta

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Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Indian Wells to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Indian Wells in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Joshua Tree in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park

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