8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Bodega Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay ©
Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Doran Beach, make a trip to James E Potter Elementary School, and then explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodega Bay visit app .

New York City to Bodega Bay is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Bodega Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Bodega Bay are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Bodega Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Doran Beach ©
Doran Beach

2
nights
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, then stroll around Mendocino Area Parks Association, and then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mendocino trip planner .

You can drive from Bodega Bay to Mendocino in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Mendocino Headlands State Park ©
Mendocino Headlands State Park

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Glass Beach.

Start your trip to Fort Bragg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fort Bragg is very close to Mendocino. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park

2
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg trip planner.

Drive from Fort Bragg to Healdsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Safari West, Pride Mountain Vineyards
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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