8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

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8 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Start: Boston
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Point Arena
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, savor the flavors at Rumiano Cheese Company, enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, and hike along Stout Grove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City trip tool .

Boston to Crescent City is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Crescent City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Trees of Mystery
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 17th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, and then kick back and relax at Glass Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Crescent City to Fort Bragg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Crescent City in April, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino Coast
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park

1
night
Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Gualala Point Regional Park and then kick back and relax at Schooner Gulch State Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Point Arena trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Point Arena in 1.5 hours. April in Point Arena sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Point Arena

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gualala Point Regional Park
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Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach