My husband and I are spending 3 nights in SF departing at 10AM on Sunday 28th October after picking up our hired car. We have never been in California before. We return the car to Las Vegas on the Thursday or Friday.
We want to spend the Sunday night in Carmel then the second night in Cambria. We will not be visiting Hearst Castle. We plan to see santa Cruz, pacific grove Monterey etc on the Sunday, Have some stops on the way to Cambria. What we would like to know is whether to spend a night in Santa Barbara after leaving Cambria., then leave early on the Wednesday morning taking in Malibu Santa Monica etc before checking in to a hotel in Hollywood for the Wednesday night. Would this be ok just spending the 1 night in LA, or should we skip staying in Santa Barbara and Have 2 nights in LA. We have to be back in Las Vegas for no later than 6PM on the Thursday, unfortunately we have no alternative than driving. Would appreciate any advice.