4 days in Big Bear Lake & Bear Itinerary

4 days in Big Bear Lake & Bear Itinerary

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4 days in Big Bear Lake & Bear Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  4​h
Big Bear Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  33​h
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go deep underground at Gold Rush Mining Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Rock Trail 1W03. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Village Sweet Shoppe, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Knot Trail, then grab your bike and head to Alpine Pedal Path, and finally identify plant and animal life at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bear Lake itinerary website .

Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Big Bear Lake at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bear.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Castle Rock Trail 1W03 ©
Castle Rock Trail 1W03
Pine Knot Trail ©
Pine Knot Trail
Gold Rush Mining Adventures ©
Gold Rush Mining Adventures


Bear ©
Bear is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Beck's Pond Park and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bear trip site .

Traveling by car from Big Bear Lake to Bear takes 40 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Big Bear Lake in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bear, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bear

Parks Nature Museums

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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Beck's Pond Park ©
Beck's Pond Park
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©