11 days in Los Angeles & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
You've added Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Sign, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Broad ©
The Broad
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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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 see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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