12 days in California's Central Coast, Las Vegas & Miami Itinerary

12 days in California's Central Coast, Las Vegas & Miami Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miami
— 1 night
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Knock

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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
On the 29th (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning site.

Knock, Ireland to Santa Barbara is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Knock to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Knock in October: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 31st (Thu), look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monterey online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in October: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

Fly from Monterey to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, stroll through South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. On the next day, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, get active on the water at Mark the Shark, and then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Miami in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Miami. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Miami: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation · Neighborhoods

Side Trip