8 days in Phoenix, New Orleans & Dallas Itinerary

8 days in Phoenix, New Orleans & Dallas Itinerary

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8 days in Phoenix, New Orleans & Dallas Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Phoenix

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see the interesting displays at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, see the interesting displays at Penske Racing Museum, and then browse the collection at Burton Barr Central Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phoenix day trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Phoenix. Expect a daytime high around 106°F in July, and nighttime lows around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Penske Racing Museum
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting ©
Burton Barr Central Library ©
Burton Barr Central Library

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.
On the 31st (Wed), get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and finally admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Escape My Room New Orleans.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Phoenix to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans. When traveling from Phoenix in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Dallas

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frisco RoughRiders and Pioneer Plaza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Historic Downtown McKinney (in McKinney) and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (in Fort Worth). There's much more to do: explore the activities along White Rock Lake Park, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Dallas are somewhat warmer (96°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, Historic Downtown McKinney, Frisco RoughRiders, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Frisco RoughRiders ©
Frisco RoughRiders
White Rock Lake Park ©
White Rock Lake Park

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