We are planning a trip to the West Cost and Las Vegas in the mid October. Our plan is to drive to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, visit Grand Canyon and drive to San Diego after that. If we drive to Vegas via Death Valley, we have to stay a night in Furnace Creek and when we drive to San Diego from Arizona, a one day drive would be atleast 7 hours, so a night somewhere on the way would be a good idea. So my question is: Is Death Valley worth the visit and an extra night on the road or will Joshua Tree be as good of a place to visit? We are both light hikers, so we won't be doing any major hiking in either place.
Thank you in advance :)