8 days in Santa Monica, West Hollywood & Paso Robles Itinerary

8 days in Santa Monica, West Hollywood & Paso Robles Itinerary

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8 days in Santa Monica, West Hollywood & Paso Robles Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Paso Robles
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Third Street Promenade, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica day trip website .

Fort Lauderdale to Santa Monica is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, with highs in Santa Monica at 76°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Greystone Mansion and Park, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, look for gifts at Fred Segal, then take a stroll through Robertson Boulevard, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Jurassic Technology.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the West Hollywood trip planner .

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In July, daytime highs in West Hollywood are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Museum of Jurassic Technology
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Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Museum of Jurassic Technology ©
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hearst Castle and Oso Libre. We've included these beaches for you: Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Elephant Seal Rookery (in San Simeon), Morro Bay (Fiona Bleu Gallery & Morro Rock) and Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Derby Wine Estates and view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery.

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Getting from West Hollywood to Paso Robles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Hollywood in July: highs in Paso Robles hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Cambria, Speed Boats Tours
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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