43 days in North Coast California & Lansing Itinerary

43 days in North Coast California & Lansing Itinerary

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Point Arena
— 2 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 5 nights
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Ukiah
— 3 nights
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Eureka
— 5 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Crescent City
— 5 nights
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Lansing
— 19 nights

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Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Ranch Chapel, immerse yourself in nature at Gualala Point Regional Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Gulch State Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at B Bryan Preserve.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Point Arena online trip maker.

Flint to Point Arena is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Flint to Point Arena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flint in May, expect nights in Point Arena to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Bring the kids along to Glass Beach and MacKerricher State Park. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Damme State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg trip planner.

Drive from Point Arena to Fort Bragg in 1.5 hours. May in Fort Bragg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ukiah.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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Ukiah

Ukiah ©
Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Boonville (Pennyroyal Farm, Hendy Woods State Park, &more) and Philo (Anderson Valley, Lula Cellars, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Montgomery Woods State Reserve, stroll around Alex R. Thomas Plaza, learn about winemaking at Barra of Mendocino Winery, and take a peaceful walk through The Mendocino Tree.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Ukiah attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Ukiah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ukiah sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Ukiah

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

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Hendy Woods State Park ©
Hendy Woods State Park
Montgomery Woods State Reserve ©
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
Low Gap Park ©
Low Gap Park

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Attractions like Redwood Highway and Sequoia Park Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Weott (Founders Grove & Humboldt Redwoods State Park) and Trinidad (Patrick's Point State Park, Big Lagoon County Park, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Sequoia Park Garden, view the masterpieces at Trinidad Art Gallery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Eureka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ukiah to Eureka takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ukiah in May, you will find days in Eureka are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Sequoia Park Zoo ©
Sequoia Park Zoo
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 31st (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trillium Falls Hike and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Redwood National Park takes 1.5 hours. In May in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Bring the kids along to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crescent City: Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Big Tree, &more) and Wilson Creek Beach (in Klamath). And it doesn't end there: hike along Stout Grove, delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery, immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Beach, and take a memorable drive along Howland Hill Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Crescent City visit planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crescent City in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Crescent City are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Ocean World ©
Ocean World
Point St George Park ©
Point St George Park

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Holland State Park Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lansing: Grand Rapids (Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, &more), Ann Arbor (The Creature Conservancy, County Farm Park, &more) and Frankenmuth (Zipline, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Nelis' Dutch Village. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Windmill Island Gardens, see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lansing tour app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Crescent City to Lansing in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Crescent City to Lansing is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Crescent City in June; daily highs in Lansing reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Nelis' Dutch Village ©
Nelis' Dutch Village
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach

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