12 days in Los Angeles & New Orleans Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & New Orleans Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente) and Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove, Old Town Temecula
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

5
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.
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and Oak Alley Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Whitney Plantation. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site about 58 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Destrehan Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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