6 days in Joshua Tree National Park, Memphis & Shamrock Itinerary

6 days in Joshua Tree National Park, Memphis & Shamrock Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Drive to Shamrock
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Shamrock
— 1 day
Drive to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Fly to Louisville

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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 1st (Mon): trek along Lost Palms Oasis Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Keys View, hike along Ryan Mountain, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cap Rock at Joshua Tree.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park tour builder tool.

Louisville to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Louisville to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Louisville in November; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art and then examine the collection at Graceland.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Memphis takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Memphis due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Shamrock.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Shamrock

— 1 day
Shamrock is a city in Wheeler County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Shamrock Water Tower and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shamrock day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Memphis to Shamrock. Traveling from Memphis in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Shamrock, with lows of 34°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shamrock

Historic Sites