14 days in North Coast California Itinerary

14 days in North Coast California Itinerary

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14 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  28​h
1
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fortuna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mendocino
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Battery Point Lighthouse and Radar Station B-71 will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, and examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Crescent City attractions app .

Manila, Philippines to Crescent City is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Manila to Crescent City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect Crescent City to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Klamath, Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Do your shopping at Trinidad Art Gallery and Arcata Farmers' Market. Explore Trinidad's surroundings by going to Lost Coast Brewery (in Eureka) and Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Trinidad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, don't miss a visit to Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip planner .

Drive from Crescent City to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. December in Trinidad sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fortuna.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eureka, Redwood National Park, Arcata Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

1
night
Fortuna

Fortuna ©
Fortuna is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River, and is on U.S. On the 22nd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Clendenen's Cider Works, stop by Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, then stroll the grounds of Ferndale Historic Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Ferndale Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fern Cottage.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fortuna tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Fortuna takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Fortuna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ferndale
Highlights from your plan
Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©
Fern Cottage ©
Fern Cottage

4
nights
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Highlight Gallery and Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books or Ananse Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendocino: Philo (Lula Cellars & Phillips Hill Winery), Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch) and Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum (in Point Arena). There's much more to do: cruise along Mendocino Coast, contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum, don't miss a visit to Albion River Bridge, and visit a coastal fixture at Point Cabrillo Light.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mendocino day trip planning site .

Getting from Fortuna to Mendocino by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Bragg, Philo, Sea Ranch Chapel, Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, Albion River Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum