9 days in Los Angeles, Flagstaff & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, Flagstaff & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, Flagstaff & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

2
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planning tool .

Atlanta to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Point Imperial Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Babbitt's Backcountry.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Flagstaff in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Flagstaff. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Flagstaff at 44°F and lows at 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

1
night
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 16th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to New Orleans takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flagstaff in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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