15 days in Mojave & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

15 days in Mojave & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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Mojave
— 8 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 6 nights

8
nights
Mojave

Mojave ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mojave Desert and Sandy Valley Ranch. Get in touch with nature at Mojave Trail and Mountain Falls Golf Club. Explore Mojave's surroundings by going to Essex (Kelso Dunes & Mitchell Caverns), Tecopa (Tecopa Hot Springs & Amargosa River Project) and Fort Irwin (Fort irwin & NTC museum & Painted rocks).

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mojave holiday planner.

Sacramento to Mojave is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In July, Mojave is a bit warmer than Sacramento - with highs of 99°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Pahrump, Shoshone, Essex, Primm, Tecopa
Highlights from your plan
Sanders Family Winery ©
Sanders Family Winery
Kelso Dunes ©
Kelso Dunes
Mojave Desert ©
Mojave Desert

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Geology Tour Road and Cottonwood Spring Oasis. Discover out-of-the-way places like Box Canyon Road and Lost Horse Valley. Explore Joshua Tree National Park's surroundings by going to Mecca (Ladder Canyon Trail & International Banana Museum). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and take a memorable drive along Queen Valley Road.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Mojave to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 101°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Mecca
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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Wall Street Mill ©
Wall Street Mill

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