8 days in California's Central Coast, Death Valley National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

8 days in California's Central Coast, Death Valley National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Paso Robles
— 2 nights
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Morro Bay
— Few hours
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Solvang
— Few hours
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Paso Robles

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cass Winery, Pasolivo Olive Oil, Eberle Winery, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at DAOU Vineyards, learn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, then stop by Pasolivo Olive Oil, and finally stop by We Olive. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Cass Winery, then admire the masterpieces at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, and then learn about winemaking at Eberle Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paso Robles planning tool.

San Jose to Paso Robles is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Jose in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Paso Robles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
DAOU Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
DAOU Vineyards
4.1
Eberle Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Eberle Winery
4.5

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paso Robles to Morro Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Morro Bay when traveling from Paso Robles in October, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Solvang.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Morro Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Morro Rock
4.6

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Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Solvang online trip planner.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Solvang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Morro Bay in October since evenings lows in Solvang dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Santa Barbara

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.
You've now added State Street Underpass to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of State Street Underpass, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, and then stop by Fox Fine Jewelry.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Solvang in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Fox Fine Jewelry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fox Fine Jewelry
4.7
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Wildlife Area
Douglas Family Preserve
4.7

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Badwater Basin ©
Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
Zabriskie Point ©
Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Artists Dr
Scenic Drive
Artists Dr
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

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