15 days in North Coast California Itinerary

15 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Coast California trip planner

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Crescent City
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
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Point Arena
— 1 night
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Eureka
— 4 nights
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Crescent City

— 3 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Crescent City: Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Fern Canyon). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trees of Mystery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City trip planner.

New York City to Crescent City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Crescent City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Crescent City to be a bit cooler, around 53°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 3 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and hike along California Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park planning site.

You can drive from Crescent City to Redwood National Park in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Fort Bragg

— 3 nights
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Fort Bragg is known for beaches, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast, and trek along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg journey website.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Point Arena.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Point Arena

— 1 night
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Gualala Point Regional Park, enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, and then stroll through B Bryan Preserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Point Arena trip app.

Drive from Fort Bragg to Point Arena in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Eureka

— 4 nights
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott), Patrick's Point State Park (in Trinidad) and The Victorian Village of Ferndale (in Ferndale). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Redwood Highway, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sequoia Park Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Sequoia Park Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinidad State Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eureka trip planner.

You can drive from Point Arena to Eureka in 4 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Point Arena in August: highs in Eureka hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips