16 days in New Orleans & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in New Orleans & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in New Orleans & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  31​h
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

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.
For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Frenchmen Street. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Jackson Square. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: make a trip to French Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at Rodrigue Studio, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

8
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Craft & Folk Art Museumfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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