The average price of a 7-day trip to Joshua Tree National Park is $2,972 for a solo traveler, $5,338 for a couple, and $10,007 for a family of 4. Joshua Tree National Park hotels range from $122 to $558 per night with an average of $216, while most vacation rentals will cost $360 to $870 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) are between $540 and $793 per person for economy flights and $1,695 to $2,488 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $96 to $228 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Joshua Tree National Park, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PSP and stay in a Joshua Tree National Park hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Joshua Tree National Park is usually early September.

 

Average Joshua Tree National Park Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $1,987-$4,588($284-$655 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $228 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $385 to $634 for economy

Lodging: $155 to $206 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $322 to $393 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $3,354-$7,136($479-$1,019 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $192 to $456 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $770 to $1,268 for economy

Lodging: $155 to $206 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $322 to $393 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $6,088-$12,460($870-$1,780 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $384 to $912 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,540 to $2,536 for economy

Lodging: $310 to $412 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $515 to $590 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Joshua Tree National Park

How cheap can you make a vacation to Joshua Tree National Park? The cheapest trip to Joshua Tree National Park is about $194 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $148 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $108.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $1,355-$2,353($194-$336 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $93 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $385 to $634 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $122 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $148 to $178 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $2,062-$3,638($295-$520 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $186 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $770 to $1,268 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $122 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $148 to $178 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $4,124-$6,742($589-$963 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $184 to $372 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,540 to $2,536 for economy

Lodging: $216 to $244 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $222 to $267 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Joshua Tree National Park cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Joshua Tree National Park Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Joshua Tree National Park.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $4,186-$16,188($598-$2,313 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $211 to $502 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,047 to $1,712 for first class

Lodging: $277 to $558 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $870 to $1,827 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $6,710-$21,414($959-$3,059 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $422 to $1,004 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,094 to $3,424 for first class

Lodging: $277 to $558 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $870 to $1,827 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a week is $13,420-$37,350($1,917-$5,336 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $844 to $2,008 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,188 to $6,848 for first class

Lodging: $554 to $1,116 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,305 to $2,741 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Joshua Tree National Park Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Joshua Tree National Park is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Joshua Tree National Park due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Joshua Tree National Park Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Joshua Tree National Park hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Joshua Tree National Park.

 

Flight Costs to Joshua Tree National Park

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $793 average in late December to a low of $540 in early September. Median flight price is $510. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Joshua Tree National Park our data includes 366 originating airports, and 94 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Joshua Tree National Park from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,348 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) in Phoenix, AZ (the United States) at an average of just $230.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Joshua Tree National Park, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $253, so you can easily save about 47% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Joshua Tree National Park can easily cost $690 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $46 per person. Private tours can cost $1390 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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