8 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

8 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

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Fly to Oakland, Bus to Willits, Taxi to Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Point Arena
— 3 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Houston


Fort Bragg

— 3 nights
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Fort Bragg is known for beaches, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Mendocino Coast, hike along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort Bragg online tour planner.

Houston to Fort Bragg is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston to Fort Bragg, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in November, expect Fort Bragg to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leggett.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip


— 1 night
Leggett is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area and then take a memorable drive along Chandelier Drive-Through Tree.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leggett route app.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Leggett in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leggett, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Point Arena.

Things to do in Leggett

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Point Arena

— 3 nights
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gualala Point Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, and then stroll through B Bryan Preserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Point Arena planner.

You can drive from Leggett to Point Arena in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leggett in November: highs in Point Arena hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mendocino County travel guide

Beaches · State Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Endowed with a dramatic and undeveloped coast and forests of towering redwood trees, Mendocino County draws residents of the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a peaceful vacation. Tranquil sand beaches backed by cliffs offer prime sunset viewing. State parks present scenic hiking and biking options, and wineries serve up fine California vintages. Mendocino County's nutrient-rich soil has also made it a leading area for the cultivation of marijuana--much of which goes to Bay Area medical cannabis dispensaries--and the area has a reputation for brewing fine craft beers. The county also contains numerous points of historical interest, including lighthouses on the coast and museums detailing the region's past. In Mendocino's easygoing towns, you'll encounter small art galleries and charming boutiques.