22 days in North Coast California & Portland Itinerary

22 days in North Coast California & Portland Itinerary

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22 days in North Coast California & Portland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Crescent City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Portland
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Geneva

1
night
Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Gualala Point Regional Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Gulch State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Point Arena Pier, kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, and then identify plant and animal life at B Bryan Preserve.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Point Arena road trip site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Point Arena is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Geneva to Point Arena due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Geneva in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Point Arena, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Point Arena

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gualala Point Regional Park
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Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve

3
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Fort Bragg is known for beaches, parks, nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mendocino Coast, immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park, indulge your taste buds at Roundman's Smoke House, and kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Point Arena to Fort Bragg takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fort Bragg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Enderts Beach, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, make a trip to Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Trinidad Harbor.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Trinidad takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in October, expect nights in Trinidad to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Trinidad

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Redwood Highway
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Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse
Trinidad Harbor ©
Trinidad Harbor

3
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Crescent City is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, tour the pleasant surroundings at Florence Keller County Park & Campground, hike along Stout Grove, and savor the flavors at Rumiano Cheese Company.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Crescent City itinerary planning app .

Getting from Trinidad to Crescent City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crescent City

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Trees of Mystery, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
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Stout Grove ©
Stout Grove
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park ©

8
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, & more), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Astoria Column (in Astoria). Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, hike along Forest Park, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip planning tool .

Drive from Crescent City to Portland in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Blue Lake Regional Park, Multnomah Falls, Astoria Column, Seaside Candyman
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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