4 days in Philadelphia & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

4 days in Philadelphia & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Philadelphia & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  10​h
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 17th (Thu), ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

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Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks and then stroll through Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and car from Philadelphia to Joshua Tree National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Joshua Tree National Park. When traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks

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