Top 14 road trips from Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
54 minutes → Oak Glen
1 hour → Chino Hills
46 minutes → Downtown Los Angeles
5 minutes → Los Angeles



3.5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Monica
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
54 minutes → Oak Glen
40 minutes → Riverside
48 minutes → Disneyland
38 minutes → Los Angeles
24 minutes → Santa Monica


4 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Venice Beach
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
54 minutes → Oak Glen
40 minutes → Riverside
48 minutes → Disneyland
38 minutes → Los Angeles
29 minutes → Venice Beach


4.5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Manhattan Beach
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
54 minutes → Oak Glen
40 minutes → Riverside
48 minutes → Disneyland
38 minutes → Los Angeles
35 minutes → Manhattan Beach


4.5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
54 minutes → Oak Glen
34 minutes → San Bernardino
52 minutes → Temecula
47 minutes → Carlsbad
48 minutes → Balboa Park
5 minutes → San Diego

5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
2 hours → Amboy
50 minutes → Mojave National Preserve
43 minutes → Mojave Desert
1 hour → Bellagio Hotel
10 minutes → Las Vegas



5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
1 hour → Desert Center
46 minutes → Ripley
2.5 hours → Surprise
38 minutes → Phoenix




5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
2 hours → Parker
2 hours → Wickenburg
1 hour → Cave Creek
1 hour → Montezuma Castle National Monument
29 minutes → Sedona



7 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Barbara
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
54 minutes → Oak Glen
1 hour → Lake Arrowhead
1 hour → Mt Baldy
56 minutes → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
1 hour → Ojai
46 minutes → Santa Barbara
8 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to San Luis Obispo
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
49 minutes → Palm Springs
1.5 hours → Lake Arrowhead
1 hour → Mt Baldy
56 minutes → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
1 hour → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo
8 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Carmel
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
1.5 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Barstow
1.5 hours → Mojave
1 hour → Bakersfield
2 hours → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
46 minutes → Carmel

9.5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Big Sur
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
2 hours → Oak Glen
1 hour → Mt Baldy
56 minutes → Los Angeles
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → San Luis Obispo
55 minutes → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Big Sur

9.5 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Monterey
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
1.5 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Barstow
1.5 hours → Mojave
1 hour → Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1 hour → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Monterey
10 hours of driving
Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Cruz
starting from Joshua Tree National Park
1.5 hours → Big Bear Lake
1.5 hours → Barstow
1.5 hours → Mojave
1 hour → Bakersfield
2 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
49 minutes → San Juan Bautista
43 minutes → Santa Cruz
10 hours of driving

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