32 days in California & Knotts Island Itinerary

32 days in California & Knotts Island Itinerary

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1
St. Helena
— 1 night
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
5
Knotts Island
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
7
West Hollywood
— 1 night
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate, thendo a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, and then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to St. Helena is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to St. Helena, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in St. Helena are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker website.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Valley View ©
Valley View

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, and explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Knotts Island.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
Knotts Island

Knotts Island ©
Knotts Island is a marshy island and a small unincorporated community. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Martin Farm and Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Knotts Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Knotts Island. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Knotts Island, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Knotts Island

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Martin Farm and Winery ©
Martin Farm and Winery

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve (in Cardiff-by-the-Sea). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Knotts Island to San Diego with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Knotts Island in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Encinitas
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 25th (Tue), stop by Bergamot Station.

To find out how to plan a trip to West Hollywood, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Diego to West Hollywood by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or fly. May in West Hollywood sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping

Side Trip

Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Los Angeles is very close to West Hollywood. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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