22 days in New Orleans, Dallas & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans, Dallas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in New Orleans, Dallas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  21​h
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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.
Do your shopping at Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Jackson Square. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Red Stick Farmers Market (in Baton Rouge), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland to New Orleans, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Red Stick Farmers Market, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral


Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get some historical perspective at Sundance Square and Cistercian Abbey. For shopping fun, head to Beauweevils or Mosaic Madness. Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Watters Creek (in Allen), Amelia's Attic Antique Store (in Gainesville) and SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery (in Fort Worth). There's much more to do: see Lifestylez Nails Spa, hunt for treasures at First Monday, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, and browse the exhibits of Museum of Memories.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip planning site .

Getting from New Orleans to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in November since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Cistercian Abbey, Watters Creek, Lifestylez Nails Spa, First Monday
Highlights from your plan
Amelia's Attic Antique Store ©
Amelia's Attic Antique Store
First Monday ©
First Monday
Watters Creek ©
Watters Creek

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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Third Street Promenade. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (The Disney Gallery & The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln) and Marina Park (in Newport Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Dallas to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Marina Park
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk