15 days in Humboldt County Itinerary

15 days in Humboldt County Itinerary

Jennifer Runyan

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Shelter Cove
— Few hours
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Fortuna
— 3 nights
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Ferndale
— 2 nights
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Arcata
— 4 nights
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McKinleyville
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights

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Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove
Shelter Cove is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shelter Cove journey website.

Wichita to Shelter Cove is an approximately 29.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wichita to Shelter Cove. In May, Shelter Cove is slightly colder than Wichita - with highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fortuna.

Things to do in Shelter Cove

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

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Fortuna

Fortuna ©
Fortuna is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River, and is on U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Headwaters Forest Reserve as well as Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clendenen's Cider Works and Richardson Grove State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Humboldt Bay and Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex. There's still lots to do: stop by Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Fortuna trip tool.

Drive from Shelter Cove to Fortuna in 2 hours. May in Fortuna sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll set off for Ferndale on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Fortuna

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum
Richardson Grove State Park ©
Richardson Grove State Park
Clendenen's Cider Works ©
Clendenen's Cider Works

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Ferndale

Ferndale ©
Ferndale is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gait Mercantile, The Immortal Tree and Founders Grove. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Fleener Creek Overlook, cruise along Humboldt Redwoods State Park, take a memorable drive along Lost Coast Scenic Drive, then contemplate the long history of The Immortal Tree, and finally head outdoors with Founders Grove.

Plan my Ferndale trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Ferndale is just a short distance from Fortuna. In May, daytime highs in Ferndale are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arcata.

Things to do in Ferndale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Immortal Tree ©
The Immortal Tree
Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery
Founders Grove ©
Founders Grove

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Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Get outdoors at Redwood Highway and Samoa Dunes Recreation Area. Do your shopping at Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market and Holly Yashi Store and Design Studio. Step out of Arcata with an excursion to Trinity Alps in Trinity Center--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Clarke Historical Museum, walk around Sequoia Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lost Coast Brewery Taproom, and identify plant and animal life at Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.

Start your trip to Arcata by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Ferndale to Arcata by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to McKinleyville.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area ©
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Lost Coast Brewery Taproom ©
Lost Coast Brewery Taproom
Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market ©
Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market

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McKinleyville

McKinleyville ©
McKinleyville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California, United States. You've now added Bigfoot Rafting to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), trek along Hammond Trail, kick back and relax at Clam Beach, then hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to McKinleyville Totem Pole and then let the river carry you with Bigfoot Rafting.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the McKinleyville trip planner.

McKinleyville is just a short distance from Arcata. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in McKinleyville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Bigfoot Rafting ©
Bigfoot Rafting
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Big Tree, Gold Bluffs Beach, Trinidad Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at College Cove, get answers to all your questions at Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, immerse yourself in nature at Humboldt Lagoons State Park, then see the interesting displays at Trinidad Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gold Bluffs Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Tree. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Trinidad Harbor, stroll through Trinidad State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Patrick's Point State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad trip builder app.

Trinidad is just a short distance from McKinleyville. In June in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
College Cove ©
College Cove
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach