5 days in Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

5 days in Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School, Sky's The Limit Observatory and Cottonwood Visitor Center. Escape the urban bustle at Ryan Mountain and Split Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at General George S. Patton Memorial Museum and Keys Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joshua Tree National Park: Salvation Mountain (in Niland) and Joshua Tree National Park (in Twentynine Palms). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Arch Rock, cruise along Geology Tour Road, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Oasis Visitor Center.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary maker.

In July, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Salvation Mountain, Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center
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Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School
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Keys Ranch

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