11 days in Phoenix, New Orleans & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in Phoenix, New Orleans & Los Angeles Itinerary

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11 days in Phoenix, New Orleans & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phoenix travel planner .

Perth, Australia to Phoenix is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Phoenix is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Phoenix Art Museum ©
Phoenix Art Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Whitney Plantation. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at Rosetree Blown Glass Studio, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Phoenix to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Phoenix, expect much colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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