4 days in Oceanside & Knotts Island Itinerary

4 days in Oceanside & Knotts Island Itinerary

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4 days in Oceanside & Knotts Island Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
Drive:  2​h
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
Knotts Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Palm Springs


Oceanside ©
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mission San Luis Rey and then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oceanside day trip planning website .

Palm Springs to Oceanside is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: highs in Oceanside hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Knotts Island.

Things to do in Oceanside

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, La Jolla Cove
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission San Luis Rey ©
Mission San Luis Rey

Knotts Island

Knotts Island
Knotts Island is a marshy island and a small unincorporated community. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): do a tasting at Martin Farm and Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Knotts Island trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oceanside to Knotts Island. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Oceanside to Knotts Island due to the time zone difference. May in Knotts Island sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knotts Island