8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Coast California vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Bus to Santa Rosa, Fly to Seattle

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Crescent City

— 2 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World, delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery, and identify plant and animal life at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City online trip itinerary planner.

Seattle to Crescent City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, you will find days in Crescent City are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Redwood National Park takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Eureka

— 2 nights
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): cruise along Redwood Highway, then identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, and then immerse yourself in nature at Patrick's Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Founders Grove, cruise along Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and then don't miss a visit to The Victorian Village of Ferndale.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka visit planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Eureka in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Eureka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Bragg

— 2 nights
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then cruise along Mendocino Coast, then admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and finally admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Glass Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort Bragg online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Fort Bragg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Eureka in May: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip