9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Novato
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Yreka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Shasta Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Chico
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Novato

2
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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. You've now added Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Ford House Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Mendocino Coast. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum, then kick back and relax at Glass Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Cabrillo Light Station.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mendocino visit planning tool .

Novato to Mendocino is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Mendocino

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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

1
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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Old Town Eureka and then admire all the interesting features of Redwood Highway.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Eureka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Eureka sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Crescent City.

Things to do in Eureka

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Shopping

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Golden Gait Mercantile
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Golden Gait Mercantile ©
Golden Gait Mercantile
Old Town Eureka ©
Old Town Eureka

1
day
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World and then visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Crescent City online trip planner .

You can drive from Eureka to Crescent City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Crescent City are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yreka.

Things to do in Crescent City

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites
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Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse
Ocean World ©
Ocean World

2
days
Yreka

Yreka ©
Yreka is the county seat of Siskiyou County, California, United States, located in the Shasta Valley at 2,500 feet (760 m) above sea level and covering about 10.1 sq mi (26 km2) area, of which most is land. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Living Memorial Sculpture and then contemplate the geological forces at Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Shasta City Park and then get impressive views of Mount Shasta.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yreka route builder .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Yreka takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Crescent City in February, Yreka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Shasta Lake.

Things to do in Yreka

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Shasta, Living Memorial Sculpture
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Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta City Park ©
Mount Shasta City Park
Living Memorial Sculpture ©
Living Memorial Sculpture

2
days
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake ©
The City of Shasta Lake is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park and then explore the striking landscape of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Shasta Dam, Head underground at Lake Shasta Caverns, and then putt your heart out at Oasis Fun Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shasta Lake trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yreka to Shasta Lake takes 2 hours. In February, Shasta Lake is a bit warmer than Yreka - with highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Chico.

Things to do in Shasta Lake

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta Dam, Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park, Lake Shasta Caverns
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area ©
Shasta Dam ©
Shasta Dam

1
day
Chico

Chico ©
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bidwell Park and then do a tasting at New Clairvaux Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chico trip app .

Traveling by car from Shasta Lake to Chico takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in February, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chico

#Parks, #Wineries

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New Clairvaux Vineyard
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Bidwell Park ©
Bidwell Park
New Clairvaux Vineyard ©
New Clairvaux Vineyard

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