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    I have an unexpected 1 month vacation between jobs and have set aside about 6 or 7 days for a road trip down the pacific coast. I plan to be in Seattle on the evening of Sept 16, ready to start early morning on the 17th. The only requirement I have is to be in San Fran by the 22nd. Is that enough time?

    Other than the time frames, I am completely open to any and all suggestions on what to do and where to go. I know nothing of the area and would love to explore.


    Seattle -
    Olympic National Park - Is 1 day too little time to spend here? What are the must do activities...Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, Hoh Forrest...?

    Portland -
    Should we spend a day here or just pass through?

    After this, I am looking for suggestions on where to go and where to stop all the way to SF (which we need to be by the 22nd) and what you think in terms of time frames. All your help is much appreciated!!

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    Default Perfect time of the year for the coast!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duffeymt View Post
    I have an unexpected 1 month vacation between jobs and have set aside about 6 or 7 days for a road trip down the pacific coast.
    Sounds like a great idea! Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum!
    The only requirement I have is to be in San Fran by the 22nd. Is that enough time?
    Six days is very nice period for such explorations.

    Here are some threads & ideas to begin your planning!

    Olympic Peninsula ideas from Moderator Judy
    Seattle and Portland ideas
    Crater Lake and Mt. St. Helens
    Northern California and Redwoods North
    Avenue of the Giants
    Mendocino and Canoeing on the Big River

    Well, that is a start for now.

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark, I'll start reading! Do people typically recommend skipping Portland and sticking to HWY 101 along the coast rather than taking I-5 into Portland from Seattle?

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