4 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

4 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

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4 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 45​min
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco


Gualala ©
Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at B Bryan Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gualala Point Regional Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gualala itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Gualala is an approximately 3-hour car ride. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Gualala, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Gualala

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

B Bryan Preserve
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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve


Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Family-friendly places like Glass Beach and Van Damme State Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Mendocino side-trips: Chandelier Drive-Through Tree (in Leggett) and Pacific Star Winery (in Fort Bragg). The adventure continues: cruise along Mendocino Coast, immerse yourself in nature at Mendocino Headlands State Park, stroll around MacKerricher State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mendocino day trip website .

You can drive from Gualala to Mendocino in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mendocino are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Bragg, Chandelier Drive-Through Tree
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station