Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. If you're planning a road trip to Las Vegas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Santa Barbara
drive for about 1 hour
5:13 pm Joshua Tree National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
find more stops
11:00 am leave from Joshua Tree National Park
drive for about 2.5 hours
1:23 pm Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 58 minutes
day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
Malibu (66 answers)
Malibu Beach (44 mentions)
Zuma Beach (22 mentions)
Point Dume State Beach (14 mentions)
Malibu Country Mart (12 mentions)
El Matador State Beach (12 mentions)
restaurants around Malibu:
Paradise Cove Cafe
Malibu Farm Cafe
questions about Malibu:
Places to eat in Malibu?
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Wine tasting in Malibu?
Joshua Tree National Park (24 mentions)
questions about Joshua Tree National Park:
First-timer weekend in Joshua tree with girlfriends
Best campsites at Joshua Tree?
Joshua Tree adventure
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas (3 mentions)
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Las Vegas.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Bellagio Hotel, which was mentioned 51 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Giada, which was mentioned 9 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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