43 days in North Coast California & Lansing Itinerary

43 days in North Coast California & Lansing Itinerary

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Point Arena
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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
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crescent City
— 5 nights
Fly to Detroit, Bus to Lansing
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Lansing
— 19 nights
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Point Arena

— 2 nights
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: take in the architecture and 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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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 15-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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Bragg

— 5 nights
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Bring the kids along to Glass Beach and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast, immerse yourself in nature at Mendocino Headlands State Park, kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, and walk around MacKerricher State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Point Arena to Fort Bragg by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Fort Bragg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Ukiah.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ukiah

— 3 nights
Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Philo (Anderson Valley, Lula Cellars, &more) and Boonville (Pennyroyal Farm, Hendy Woods State Park, &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

Side Trips

Eureka

— 5 nights
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Attractions like Redwood Highway and Patrick's Point State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Trinidad (Big Lagoon County Park & Trinidad Harbor) and Weott (Founders Grove & Humboldt Redwoods State Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Sequoia Park Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Sequoia Park Garden, and kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

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Getting from Ukiah to Eureka by car takes about 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

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Crescent City

— 5 nights
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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World, 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

Side Trips

Lansing

— 19 nights
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Nelis' Dutch Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lansing: Frankenmuth (Zipline, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Ann Arbor (The Creature Conservancy, County Farm Park, &more) and Grand Rapids (Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Windmill Island Gardens, gain insight at Michigan State University, explore the striking landscape at Mount Pisgah, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Potter Park Zoo.

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 11.5 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips