9 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Atlanta Itinerary

9 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Atlanta Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 5 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, and then hike along Split Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park online holiday planner.

Atlanta to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta 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 have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panorama Orchards & Farm Market (in Ellijay), Blue Ridge (Mercier Orchards & Escape Blue Ridge) and Helen (Nora Mill Granary, Anna Ruby Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Georgia, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Atlanta by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: 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 Atlanta. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Helen, Blue Ridge, Stone Mountain Park, Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, Six Flags Over Georgia
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Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Food Tours

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