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: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Point Arena
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Eureka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Crescent City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Gulch State Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Point Arena tour builder tool .

San Francisco to Point Arena is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Point Arena, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, kick back and relax at Glass Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve. On your second day here, stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, admire all the interesting features of Mendocino Coast, then contemplate the waterfront views at Big River, and finally kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Point Arena to Fort Bragg takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Bragg can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Mendocino
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Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Big River ©
Big River

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, and then make a trip to The Victorian Village of Ferndale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Community Forest, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Sequoia Park Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Eureka road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Eureka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Fort Bragg in July, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Eureka: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Arcata, Trinidad, The Victorian Village of Ferndale
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Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 13th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Trees of Mystery, stroll around Beach Front Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, then admire all the interesting features of Requa Road, and then make a trip to Crescent City Harbor.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Crescent City trip planner .

You can drive from Eureka to Crescent City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Crescent City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crescent City

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Klamath, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy
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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Requa Road ©
Requa Road
Beach Front Park ©
Beach Front Park