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New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets


New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Grand Canyon National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between New Orleans and Grand Canyon National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in New Orleans
drive for about 3 hours

1:01 pm  Natchez
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:27 pm  Shreveport
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Shreveport
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:43 pm  Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay for about 2.5 hours and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:36 pm  The Holy City of the Wichitas
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from The Holy City of the Wichitas
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:42 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:23 pm  Route 66
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Route 66
drive for about 2 hours

10:55 am  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

5:32 pm  Flagstaff
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:32 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:59 pm  arrive at Grand Canyon National Park

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New Orleans, Louisiana.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Natchez  (5 answers)
Shreveport  (16 answers)
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?
Dallas  (104 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
The Holy City of the Wichitas
Amarillo  (21 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Route 66  (3 mentions)
Albuquerque  (81 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour
Flagstaff  (49 answers)
    Lowell Observatory  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Flagstaff:
        Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee
        Mountain Oasis
        Flagstaff Brewing Company
    questions about Flagstaff:
        Best cozy hotel in Flagstaff nearby Monte Vista hotel
        Where to stay




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Grand Canyon.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



What are some things to do in Grand Canyon National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Grand Canyon National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Shipra from New Delhi asked:
Best way to explore Grand Canyon & must see scenic spots?  (3 answers)

profile  Marcia from asked:
Nearest place to stay for visiting Grand Canyon  (3 answers)

profile  Kasia from Stavanger asked:
Weather at the Grand Canyon in late November, is this a good time to go?  (3 answers)

profile  Carla from Clifton, Kansas asked:
Hotels and restaurants for a Grand Canyon visit  (2 answers)

profile  Lex from Pares Village, Saint Peter, Antigua And Barbuda asked:
Best way to experience the Grand Canyon?  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Or get a full New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know New Orleans well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New Orleans!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,574 miles
driving time of 23 hours, 58 minutes
Grand Canyon National Park is 2 hours behind New Orleans
198 New Orleans travel answers
5 Natchez travel answers
16 Shreveport travel answers
104 Dallas travel answers
21 Amarillo travel answers
81 Albuquerque travel answers
49 Flagstaff travel answers
146 Grand Canyon National Park travel answers





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