16 days in Las Vegas & California's Central Coast Itinerary

16 days in Las Vegas & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Las Vegas & California's Central Coast Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Moss Landing
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Buenos Aires

6
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The LINQ Promenade and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore and learn at Counts Kustoms and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Henderson (DragonRidge Country Club, Helicopter Tours, & more) and Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Auto Collections, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, and enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Las Vegas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Moss Landing.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Henderson, Historic Route 66 Museum, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

2
nights
Moss Landing

Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): walk around Dennis the Menace Park, cruise along West Cliff Drive, then stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moss Landing trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Moss Landing in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Moss Landing is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Moss Landing

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Monterey, Santa Cruz
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

3
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friends of the Elephant Seal and Morro Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Hearst Castle (in San Simeon), Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria) and Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

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Getting from Moss Landing to Paso Robles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moss Landing in May: highs in Paso Robles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Speed Boats Tours, Morro Rock, Montana de Oro State Park
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

4
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Carpinteria State Beach. Old Mission Santa Barbara and State Street Underpass will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery) and Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

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Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paso Robles in May, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Carpinteria, Old Mission Santa Ines
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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