15 days in Santa Monica & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in Santa Monica & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Townsville
Fly + Bus:  21 h
1
Santa Monica
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Townsville

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Santa Barbara (Wine Tours & Tastings, Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, &more) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll through 26-Mile Bike Path, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica road trip tool.

Townsville, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and tram; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Townsville to Santa Monica, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Townsville in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Nicholas Canyon Beach
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, Hoover Dam, &more), Bonnie Springs Old Nevada (in Blue Diamond) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a stroll through The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (47°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Boulder City, Bonnie Springs Old Nevada, Clark County Heritage Museum
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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