60 days in North Coast California Itinerary

60 days in North Coast California Itinerary

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Fly to Sacramento International Airport, Drive to Ukiah
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Ukiah
— 7 nights
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Point Arena
— 8 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 9 nights
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Leggett
— 8 nights
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Eureka
— 9 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 8 nights
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Crescent City
— 10 nights
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Ukiah — 7 nights

Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. Explore Ukiah's surroundings by going to Anderson Valley (in Philo), Boonville (Hendy Woods State Park & Navarro River) and Lakeport (Library Park, Eyes of the Wild, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Montgomery Woods State Reserve, see the interesting displays at Grace Hudson Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vichy Springs Resort, and stroll around Low Gap Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ukiah trip itinerary site.

Atlanta to Ukiah is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Atlanta in September since evenings lows in Ukiah dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Point Arena.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

Point Arena — 8 nights

Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Family-friendly places like Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Gualala Point Regional Park, trek along Bluff Trail, shop like a local with Placewares Sea Ranch, and work some fitness into your day at Walk On Beach Sea Ranch Access Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Point Arena attractions app.

Traveling by car from Ukiah to Point Arena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Point Arena are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will leave for Fort Bragg on the 16th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 16:

Fort Bragg — 9 nights

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Family-friendly places like Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Glass Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park, examine the collection at Guest House Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip app.

You can drive from Point Arena to Fort Bragg in 1.5 hours. September in Fort Bragg sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leggett.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 25:

Leggett — 8 nights

Leggett is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Attractions like The Grandfather Tree and World Famous Tree House make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: cruise along Chandelier Drive-Through Tree and tour the pleasant surroundings at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leggett trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Leggett takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leggett, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 51°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Eureka.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:

Eureka — 9 nights

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Bring the kids along to Redwood Highway and Sequoia Park Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Weott (Founders Grove & Humboldt Redwoods State Park), Trinidad (Big Lagoon County Park, Patrick's Point State Park, &more) and The Victorian Village of Ferndale (in Ferndale). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Carson Mansion, pause for some photo ops at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Old Town Eureka, and see the interesting displays at Trinidad Museum.

Plan trip to Eureka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Leggett to Eureka in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Redwood National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 12:

Redwood National Park — 8 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Redwood National Park and Tall Trees Grove. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Enderts Beach and trek along California Coastal Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Eureka to Redwood National Park in 1.5 hours. October in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. You will leave for Crescent City on the 20th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 20:

Crescent City — 10 nights

Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Family-friendly places like Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Battery Point Lighthouse will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Crescent City side-trips: Klamath River (in Klamath) and Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Stout Grove, stroll through Redwood National and State Parks, see the interesting displays at Trees of Mystery, and stroll around Beach Front Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Crescent City trip tool.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crescent City takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sun).
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