5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  3 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: San Francisco


Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Glass Beach and Mendocino Headlands State Park. There's much more to do: cruise along Mendocino Coast, kick back and relax at Van Damme State Park, examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Russian Gulch State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mendocino visit planner.

San Francisco to Mendocino is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Point Arena.

Things to do in Mendocino

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Fort Bragg
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station

Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at B Bryan Preserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Roederer Estate, then learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gualala Point Regional Park.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Point Arena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mendocino to Point Arena in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Point Arena can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Point Arena

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Philo, Gualala Point Regional Park
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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards