7 days in Los Angeles & Taos Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles & Taos Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles & Taos Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Taos
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Get in touch with nature at Plaza Blanca and River Rafting & Tubing. El Santuario de Chimayo and Blumenschein Home & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taos trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Los Angeles to Taos takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Taos is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Taos reach 79°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plaza Blanca, El Santuario de Chimayo
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Plaza Blanca ©
Plaza Blanca
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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