5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: El Segundo
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Quartzsite
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Petrified Forest National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
End: Albuquerque

2
nights
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.
Lost Horse Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Arch Rock and then appreciate the views at Lost Horse Valley. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park day trip tool .

El Segundo to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from El Segundo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quartzsite.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

1
night
Quartzsite

Quartzsite
Quartzsite is a town in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Quartzsite travel route app .

El Segundo to Quartzsite is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from El Segundo in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Quartzsite: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. You will leave for Flagstaff on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Quartzsite

Museums Shopping

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Quartzsite to Flagstaff in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Quartzsite to Flagstaff is 1 hour. Traveling from Quartzsite in March, things will get colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

few
hours
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crystal Forest Loop.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Petrified Forest National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Forest Loop ©
Crystal Forest Loop

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