11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, then don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and then trek along Split Rock. On your second day here, cruise along Geology Tour Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip 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. In July, Joshua Tree National Park is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 103°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, appreciate the history behind Bucky O'Neill Monument, contemplate the long history of Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo, then take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lynx Lake Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Phippen Museum, then explore the activities along Goldwater Lake, and then trek along Thumb Butte Trail 33.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Prescott travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Prescott by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Prescott. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, expect Prescott to be a bit cooler, temps between 90°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Trails
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Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo ©
Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Thumb Butte Trail 33 ©
Thumb Butte Trail 33

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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): get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler 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) early enough to drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Mohave Point ©
Mohave Point

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nights
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Pirate Cove Resort and then visit a coastal fixture at Lake Havasu Lighthouses. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City attractions app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City takes 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Lake Havasu City to be much hotter, temps between 110°F and 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pirate Cove Resort
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Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
Pirate Cove Resort ©
Pirate Cove Resort

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Mojave

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

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mojave trip planner.

Drive from Lake Havasu City to Mojave in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lake Havasu City in July, with highs in Mojave at 99°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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