9 days in Los Angeles, Alamogordo & Phoenix Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, Alamogordo & Phoenix Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, Alamogordo & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
3
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): experience rural life at McGinn's PistachioLand, experience rural life at Heart of the Desert, then stop by Bowlin's Running Indian, and finally stop by White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop. On the next day, examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, take a peaceful walk through Lincoln National Forest, and then look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alamogordo online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Alamogordo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Alamogordo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alamogordo, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Alamogordo

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Off the Beaten Path, Lincoln National Forest
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McGinn's PistachioLand ©
McGinn's PistachioLand
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at Happy Adobe and then admire the majestic nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and then see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner .

Getting from Alamogordo to Phoenix by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alamogordo in August; daily highs in Phoenix reach 105°F and lows reach 83°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Mill Avenue District, Happy Adobe
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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