7 days in North Coast California Itinerary

7 days in North Coast California Itinerary

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7 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): meet the residents at Ocean World, then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, and then hike along Stout Grove. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, admire all the interesting features of Trees of Mystery, and then examine the collection at Battery Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City trip planner .

New York City to Crescent City is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Crescent City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get cooler in Crescent City: highs are around 62°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trees of Mystery, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

1
night
Eureka

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 10th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Carson Mansion, then identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, and then cruise along Redwood Highway.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eureka trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Crescent City to Eureka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Eureka

Scenic Drive Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, explore and take pictures at Mendocino Coast, and then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. On the next day, kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, then immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach.

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Traveling by car from Eureka to Fort Bragg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in July, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are warmer, around 95°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park