23 days in New Orleans, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in New Orleans, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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23 days in New Orleans, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jackson Square and Carousel Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Baton Rouge (LSU Tiger Stadium, Mike the Tiger Habitat, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, steep yourself in history at Beauregard-Keyes House, learn about all things military at Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route builder app .

Auckland, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to New Orleans, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Auckland in September; daily highs in New Orleans reach 33°C and lows reach 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Baton Rouge
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat

8
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (in Boulder) and Jacob Lake (Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop & Kaibab National Forest). On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Widforss Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Jacob Lake
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

8
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Venture out of the city with trips to Bad Beat Brewing (in Henderson), Pahrump (Cathedral Canyon & Sanders Family Winery) and Overton (Valley of Fire State Park, Fire Wave, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, have fun at Strip Gun Club, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump, White Domes Trail, Aliante Nature Discovery Park, Bad Beat Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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