43 days in North Coast California & Lansing Itinerary

43 days in North Coast California & Lansing Itinerary

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Start: Flint
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Point Arena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fort Bragg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ukiah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Eureka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Crescent City
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
7
Lansing
— 19 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Flint

2
nights
Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Ranch Chapel, immerse yourself in nature at Gualala Point Regional Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Gulch State Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at B Bryan Preserve.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Point Arena online trip maker.

Flint to Point Arena is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Flint to Point Arena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flint in May, expect nights in Point Arena to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gualala Point Regional Park, Sea Ranch Chapel
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach

5
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Bring the kids along to Glass Beach and Fort Bragg Coastal Trail. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Mendocino Headlands State Park, explore the activities along Big River, and kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Point Arena to Fort Bragg takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ukiah.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendocino, Albion River Bridge
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park

3
nights
Ukiah

Ukiah ©
Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Boonville (Pennyroyal Farm, Hendy Woods State Park, &more) and Philo (Anderson Valley, Lula Cellars, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Montgomery Woods State Reserve, stroll around Alex R. Thomas Plaza, learn about winemaking at Barra of Mendocino Winery, and take a peaceful walk through The Mendocino Tree.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Ukiah attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Ukiah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ukiah sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Ukiah

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Boonville, Philo, Barra of Mendocino Winery
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Hendy Woods State Park ©
Hendy Woods State Park
Montgomery Woods State Reserve ©
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
Low Gap Park ©
Low Gap Park

5
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Attractions like Redwood Highway and Patrick's Point State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Trinidad (Big Lagoon County Park & Trinidad Harbor) and Weott (Founders Grove & Humboldt Redwoods State Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Sequoia Park Zoo, stroll the grounds of Ferndale Historic Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Sequoia Park Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eureka trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ukiah to Eureka in 3 hours. Traveling from Ukiah in May, you will find days in Eureka are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Arcata, Weott, Ferndale Historic Cemetery, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Sequoia Park Zoo ©
Sequoia Park Zoo
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 31st (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trillium Falls Hike and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Redwood National Park takes 1.5 hours. In May in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Trillium Falls Hike
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

5
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Bring the kids along to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Stout Grove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crescent City: Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World, visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Point St George Park, and admire all the interesting features of Howland Hill Road.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Crescent City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crescent City takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Crescent City are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Orick, Klamath
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Ocean World ©
Ocean World
Point St George Park ©
Point St George Park

19
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Windmill Island Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lansing: Grand Rapids (Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, &more), Ann Arbor (The Creature Conservancy, County Farm Park, &more) and Frankenmuth (Zipline, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Nelis' Dutch Village. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, gain insight at Michigan State University, and stroll around Tunnel Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Lansing trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Crescent City to Lansing by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Crescent City in June; daily highs in Lansing reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Rapids, Holland, Frankenmuth, Flint, Ann Arbor
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 26:
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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach

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