51 days in Eureka, Coos Bay & Bellingham Itinerary

51 days in Eureka, Coos Bay & Bellingham Itinerary

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51 days in Eureka, Coos Bay & Bellingham Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
foot + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Eureka
— 17 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Coos Bay
— 15 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Bellingham
— 17 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

17
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ferndale Historic Cemetery and Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and Redwood Highway. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Klamath (Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial, Wilson Creek Beach, & more), Crescent City (Crescent Beach, Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, & more) and Trinidad (Trinidad Harbor & Humboldt Lagoons State Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Trillium Falls Hike, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, see the interesting displays at Morris Graves Museum of Art, and get to know the resident critters at Sequoia Park Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eureka online holiday builder .

New York City to Eureka is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Eureka is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Redwood National Park, Klamath, Ferndale, Crescent City
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©

15
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Escape the urban bustle at Shore Acres State Park and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Seal Rock State Wayside. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coos Bay: Florence (Darlingtonia State Natural Site, Heceta Beach, & more), Cape Blanco State Park (in Port Orford) and Reedsport (Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area & Oregon Route 38). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Susan Creek Falls, take an in-depth tour of Coos History Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Umpqua River Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Coquille Point.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coos Bay online trip maker .

You can drive from Eureka to Coos Bay in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandon, Florence, Yachats, Reedsport, Winchester Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cranberry Sweets ©
Cranberry Sweets
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point

17
nights
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Larrabee State Park and Lake Padden Park. Get outdoors at Chuckanut Drive and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Shine Distillery (in Mount Vernon), Dugualla Bay Farms (in Oak Harbor) and Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve (in Camano Island). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, admire the natural beauty at Glen Echo Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Double Bluff Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Whatcom.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bellingham trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coos Bay to Bellingham takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Bellingham can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anacortes, Freeland, Sedro Woolley, Blaine, Langley
Highlights from your plan
Glen Echo Garden ©
Glen Echo Garden
Fishing Charters & Tours
Double Bluff County Park ©
Double Bluff County Park

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