5 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Ventura Itinerary

5 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Ventura Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Ventura
— 3 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.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park day trip app.

Newark to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Keys View ©
Keys View

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Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ventura trip planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Ventura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ventura: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ventura

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Santa Barbara
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Ventura Pier and Promenade ©
Ventura Pier and Promenade
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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