8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

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Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Trinidad
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Crescent City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Willits, Bus to Santa Rosa, Fly to Los Angeles

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Trinidad

Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Patrick's Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Kayak Trinidad, then take in the waterfront at Trinidad Harbor, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Camel Rock.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad travel route planning website.

Chicago to Trinidad is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to Trinidad, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Trinidad is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Kayak Trinidad ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Kayak Trinidad
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Crescent City

Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trees of Mystery and Enderts Beach. There's lots more to do: hike along Stout Grove, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World, kick back and relax at Point St George Park, and admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Crescent City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Trinidad to Crescent City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Crescent City sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Trees of Mystery ©
Must see
Trees of Mystery
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Redwood Rides ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Redwood Rides
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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park, kick back and relax at Glass Beach, and then stroll around MacKerricher State Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort Bragg trip builder tool.

Drive from Crescent City to Fort Bragg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Crescent City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Bragg, with lows around 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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