5 days in North Coast California Itinerary

5 days in North Coast California Itinerary

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5 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Fort Bragg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Auckland

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg trip itinerary tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Fort Bragg is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in June, you will find days in Fort Bragg are much hotter (37°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

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Side Trip

Jug Handle State Reserve
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Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Sea Glass Museum ©
Sea Glass Museum


Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Sequoia Park Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Community Forest, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Eureka trip builder site .

Getting from Fort Bragg to Eureka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in June, expect nights in Eureka to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

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Side Trips

Arcata, Trinidad, Ferndale Historic Cemetery
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Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©