31 days in Anaheim, Joshua Tree National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

31 days in Anaheim, Joshua Tree National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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31 days in Anaheim, Joshua Tree National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 17 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne

17
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Montanez Adobe (in San Juan Capistrano), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Wine Tours & Tastings). Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, and view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Anaheim itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Anaheim reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Temecula, The Queen Mary, Brea Museum & Heritage Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
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 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Wall Street Mill, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In January, Joshua Tree National Park is slightly colder than Anaheim - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Wall Street Mill ©
Wall Street Mill

9
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Henderson (Green Valley Range & Las Vegas Distillery), Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Tom Devlin's Monster Museum). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Anaheim in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, Henderson, Bonnie Springs Old Nevada, Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass

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