5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: San Francisco


Ukiah ©
Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. On the 26th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Nelson Family Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Saracina Vineyards, and then make a trip to The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Goldeneye Winery, learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery, then do a tasting at Roederer Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ukiah trip itinerary website.

San Francisco to Ukiah is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Ukiah to be slightly colder, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Ukiah

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philo, Saracina Vineyards
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Nelson Family Vineyards ©
Nelson Family Vineyards
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards


Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mendocino Art Center and Ford House Visitor Center & Museum. Go for a jaunt from Mendocino to Fort Bragg to see Pacific Star Winery about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Big River, immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mendocino trip tool.

Drive from Ukiah to Mendocino in 1.5 hours. In September in Mendocino, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fort Bragg
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Big River ©
Big River
Pacific Star Winery ©
Pacific Star Winery
North Coast Brewing Company ©
North Coast Brewing Company