9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Rafael
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Ashland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Portland

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Point St George Park, cruise along Pebble Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, then visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City online route maker .

Portland to Crescent City is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in Crescent City at 61°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse
Pebble Beach ©
Pebble Beach
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center ©
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): snap pictures at Albion River Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Guest House Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum, then look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally see the interesting displays at Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Fort Bragg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Crescent City in June, you will find days in Fort Bragg are warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendocino, Albion River Bridge
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Guest House Museum ©
Guest House Museum
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Ford House Museum ©
Ford House Museum

1
night
San Rafael

San Rafael ©
Intended as a place of healing, San Rafael has its origins as a mission for the native people who resided in villages nearby.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Rafael Arcangel, then take a stroll around Marin County Civic Center, then see the interesting displays at Marin Center, and finally examine the collection at Golden State Model Railroad Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Rafael road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Rafael takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in June, you will find days in San Rafael are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Rafael

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Golden State Model Railroad Museum
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Marin Center ©
Marin Center
Golden State Model Railroad Museum ©
Mission San Rafael Arcangel ©
Mission San Rafael Arcangel

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): cruise along West Cliff Drive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, and then stop by Corralitos Market and Sausage Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mitchell's Cove Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip website .

Getting from San Rafael to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from San Rafael, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Corralitos Market and Sausage Co
Highlights from your plan
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Santa Cruz Harbor Beach ©
Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
Seymour Marine Discovery Center ©
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento online trip planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, expect Sacramento to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ashland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Wineries
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Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum ©
Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

1
night
Ashland

Ashland ©
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): engage your brain at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, explore the world behind art at Schneider Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Lillie Belle Farms, and finally explore the activities along Rogue River.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ashland trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Ashland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in Ashland are a bit cooler (86°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rogue River, Lost Creek Covered Bridge, Lillie Belle Farms
Highlights from your plan
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum ©
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
Lillie Belle Farms ©
Lillie Belle Farms

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