13 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in Joshua Tree National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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 11th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip builder site .

Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 42°F at night. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks
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Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

10
nights
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 Flower Market, Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, A Day in LA Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in February, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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