11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lake Havasu City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mojave
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, make a trip to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and then trek along Split Rock. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park travel planner .

Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 103°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Prescott.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Yavapai County Courthouse Square, pause for some photo ops at Bucky O'Neill Monument, then steep yourself in history at Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo, then take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, and finally ride a horse along Lynx Lake Recreation Area. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Phippen Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Goldwater Lake, and then trek along Thumb Butte Trail 33.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prescott road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Prescott takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Prescott is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, expect Prescott to be slightly colder, temps between 90°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Trails Nature
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Goldwater Lake ©
Goldwater Lake
Phippen Museum ©
Phippen Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally cruise along East Rim Drive. On your second day here, get great views at Mohave Point, then appreciate the history behind Powell Point, then take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Prescott in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

2
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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Pirate Cove Resort and then don't miss a visit to Lake Havasu Lighthouses. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Havasu City itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Lake Havasu City reach 110°F and lows reach 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Pirate Cove Resort
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Pirate Cove Resort ©
Pirate Cove Resort

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Mojave

Mojave ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort irwin & NTC museum, then pause for some photo ops at Painted rocks, and then contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mojave trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to Mojave in 3.5 hours. In July, Mojave is little chillier than Lake Havasu City - with highs of 99°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Irwin, Calico Early Man Site
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Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site
Painted rocks ©
Painted rocks

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