13 days in Los Angeles & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights

9
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Radiator Springs Racers, Toy Story Midway Mania!, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, thenappreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then trek along 49 Palms Canyon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): trek along Ryan Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Keys View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain

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