18 days in Santa Rosa Beach, Malibu & Santa Monica Itinerary

18 days in Santa Rosa Beach, Malibu & Santa Monica Itinerary

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Santa Rosa Beach
— 5 nights
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Malibu
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 9 nights
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Santa Rosa Beach

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Rosa Beach: Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery (in DeFuniak Springs), Camp Helen State Park (in Inlet Beach) and Marianna (Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna Civil War Battlefield, &more).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa Beach attractions site.

Dallas to Santa Rosa Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Dallas in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Santa Rosa Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Malibu

— 3 nights
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Get out of town with these interesting Malibu side-trips: Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum & Rocky Peak Trail), Wildwood Regional Park (in Thousand Oaks) and Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark (in Moorpark). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, browse the collection at Camarillo Public Library, explore the stunning scenery at Solstice Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Legacy Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malibu trip maker site.

You can fly from Santa Rosa Beach to Malibu in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santa Rosa Beach to Malibu. In March, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Santa Monica

— 9 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Ventura (Ventura City Hall & Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path), Santa Barbara (Wine Tours & Tastings, Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, &more) and Topa Mountain Winery (in Ojai). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wayfarers Chapel.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica online itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Malibu. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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