8 days in Guerneville & Mendocino County Itinerary

8 days in Guerneville & Mendocino County Itinerary

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8 days in Guerneville & Mendocino County Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gualala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Des Moines

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night
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. On the 8th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Johnson's Beach and then do a tasting at Korbel Champagne Cellars.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Guerneville trip itinerary site .

Des Moines to Guerneville is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Guerneville is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Des Moines in June, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Guerneville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gualala.

Things to do in Guerneville

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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Healdsburg
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Korbel Champagne Cellars ©
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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nights
Gualala

Gualala ©
Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Bluff Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Placewares - The Sea Ranch, and then admire the majestic nature at Gualala Point Regional Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at B Bryan Preserve, enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, and then explore the activities along Gualala River.

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Traveling by car from Guerneville to Gualala takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guerneville in June: highs in Gualala hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Gualala

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Point Arena
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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Gualala River ©
Gualala River

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nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. When in Fort Bragg, make a side trip to see Chandelier Drive-Through Tree in Leggett, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Glass Beach, immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable drive along Avenue of the Giants.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg trip site .

Getting from Gualala to Fort Bragg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Fort Bragg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

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Mendocino, Avenue of the Giants, Chandelier Drive-Through Tree
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park