6 days in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary maker app .

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. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are warmer (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in a show at Hopi House, then make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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