51 days in Eureka, Coos Bay & Bellingham Itinerary

51 days in Eureka, Coos Bay & Bellingham Itinerary

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Eureka
— 17 nights
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Coos Bay
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Eureka

— 17 nights
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Step off the beaten path and head to Fern Canyon and Crescent Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ferndale Historic Cemetery and The Immortal Tree. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Klamath (Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial, Wilson Creek Beach, &more), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Enderts Beach, &more) and Crescent City (Northcoast Marine Mammal Center & Boy Scout Big Tree Trail). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Headwaters Forest Reserve, immerse yourself in nature at Sequoia Park Garden, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, and walk around Sequoia Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eureka tour itinerary planning site.

New York City to Eureka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Eureka are cooler (64°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Coos Bay

— 15 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Get in touch with nature at Shore Acres State Park and Darlingtonia State Natural Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Seal Rock State Wayside. Change things up with these side-trips from Coos Bay: Bandon (Bandon State Park, Face Rock Creamery, &more), Reedsport (Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area & Oregon Route 38) and Cape Blanco State Park (in Port Orford). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Coos Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead, gain insight at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, and admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coos Bay travel route planner.

You can drive from Eureka to Coos Bay in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 17 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Escape the urban bustle at Larrabee State Park and Rosario Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boulevard Park and SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellingham: Dugualla Bay Farms (in Oak Harbor), Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve (in Camano Island) and Valley Shine Distillery (in Mount Vernon). There's much more to do: trek along Stimpson Family Nature Preserve, stroll through Interurban Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Whatcom, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bellingham trip maker website.

Getting from Coos Bay to Bellingham by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips