5 days in North Coast California Itinerary

5 days in North Coast California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Coast California trip itinerary planner

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Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive
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Point Arena
— 1 night
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Crescent City

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 23rd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse, then explore the galleries of Trees of Mystery, and then examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip itinerary builder tool.

Sacramento to Crescent City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in September, you will find days in Crescent City are cooler (64°F), and nights are slightly colder (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

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Traveling by car from Crescent City to Redwood National Park takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Fort Bragg

— 1 night
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and then cruise along Mendocino Coast.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg road trip site.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for much hotter days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Point Arena.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Point Arena

— 1 night
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 27th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at B Bryan Preserve, and then walk around Gualala Point Regional Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Point Arena online trip maker.

Getting from Fort Bragg to Point Arena by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Point Arena, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Wildlife

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