6 days in Joshua Tree National Park & St. Petersburg Itinerary

6 days in Joshua Tree National Park & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden and then hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park sightseeing planning website.

Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in April: high temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

St. Petersburg

— 2 nights

Florida's Sunshine City

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Petersburg: Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key) and Sarasota (The Ringling & Siesta Key Rum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, look for gifts at Kalamazoo Olive Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Duncan McClellan Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planning site.

You can fly from Joshua Tree National Park to St. Petersburg in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in St. Petersburg, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

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