8 days in Mendocino, Redding & Lassen Volcanic National Park Itinerary

8 days in Mendocino, Redding & Lassen Volcanic National Park Itinerary

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Mendocino
— 3 nights
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Redding
— 2 nights
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights

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Mendocino

— 3 nights
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Mendocino side-trips: Point Arena (Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Mendocino Coast, explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park, explore the activities along Big River, and explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendocino trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mendocino. In April, daily temperatures in Mendocino can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Redding.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Redding

— 2 nights
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. On the 13th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Shasta Caverns, trek along Sacramento River Trail, and then explore the activities along Whiskeytown Lake. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of local nightlife at Bethel Church, admire the natural beauty at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and then take in the views from Sundial Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Redding tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Redding takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Redding can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Large Junk Art Sculptures (in Cassel), Hat Creek Rim Overlook (in Old Station) and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park (in Burney). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak , explore the striking landscape at Fantastic Lava Beds, take in the dramatic scenery at Kings Creek Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cold Boiling Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lassen Volcanic National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Redding to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes an hour. In April in Lassen Volcanic National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips