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New Orleans to Phoenix drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days



New Orleans to Phoenix road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New Orleans to Phoenix. If you're planning a road trip to Phoenix, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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 2.5 hours

12:15 pm  Lafayette
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:15 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:27 pm  Houston
stay overnight at Hotel ZaZa
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hotel ZaZa
drive for about 3 hours

12:50 pm  New Braunfels
eat at Gruene Hall
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:26 pm  Fort Stockton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Fort Stockton
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:18 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:30 pm  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:14 pm  arrive in Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

day 4 driving ≈ 6 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?

Lafayette  (7 answers)
    questions about Lafayette:
        What's the best neighborhood in Lafayette for a first time visitor?
Houston  (76 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Uchi
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Hugo's
        Goode Company Barbeque
    hotels around Houston:
        Hotel ZaZa
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient
New Braunfels  (11 answers)
    restaurants around New Braunfels:
        Gruene Hall
Fort Stockton  (2 answers)
El Paso  (23 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX
Tucson  (37 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Phoenix, Arizona.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Phoenix?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Phoenix.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Phoenix? Click the blue button below.






Where's the best place to eat in Phoenix?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
The Parlor Pizzeria  (3 mentions)
The Clever Koi  (2 mentions)
Crudo  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Phoenix? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Phoenix?

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

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
Frances  (2 mentions)

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 Phoenix. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (10 answers)

 Kenneth Bloom from Portland asked:
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson  (9 answers)

 Dea Gianson from New York City asked:
Best restaurants in Phoenix?  (9 answers)

 Katie MCarthy from Columbus asked:
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?  (6 answers)

 Hillary Rosen from Atlanta asked:
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Phoenix.






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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix. Or get a full New Orleans to Phoenix 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 1,524 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 14 minutes
Phoenix is 2 hours behind New Orleans
190 New Orleans travel answers
7 Lafayette travel answers
76 Houston travel answers
11 New Braunfels travel answers
2 Fort Stockton travel answers
23 El Paso travel answers
37 Tucson travel answers
98 Phoenix travel answers





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