11 days in Santa Monica & Las Vegas Itinerary

11 days in Santa Monica & Las Vegas Itinerary

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11 days in Santa Monica & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Fortaleza

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Butterfly Beach and Silver Strand Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Nicholas Canyon Beach and El Pescador State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard), El Matador State Beach (in Malibu) and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Serra Cross Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Monica trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Santa Monica is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, Santa Monica is slightly colder than Fortaleza - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Oxnard, Serra Cross Park, Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Butterfly Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
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.
Head to The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palacefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Willow Beach and Counts Kustoms. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip tool .

Drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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