We’re planning a trip from the UK to the West Coast this July. We will have about three and a half weeks for our trip, the plan is to hire a car and camp but I guess we will stay in some motels along the way. Our thoughts so far are to fly into San Francisco then to take a scenic drive up to Seattle. We also like the idea of catching a train up to Vancouver, having a few days there and then a train back to Seattle. Do you know if we would miss out not having a car in Vancouver? We will need to get back to SF for our flights home and are not sure whether to go for a plane or train for this leg of our trip. What’s the train journey like? Is there much to see from a train?
I’ve read loads of links on this site which have been a great help but I am still struggling with where to start in the planning of it all!! I am looking for some advice on the must see sights - we both like the outdoors and want to get plenty of walking done – we would also love to get some sea kayaking in there somewhere. I’m interested in what there is to see & do further up the coast as it seems that a lot of the trips are loops around California and don’t include much ‘up north’. (Or I’m just looking in the wrong place!) We don’t want the holiday to be spent doing nothing but driving but at the same time, we want to see as much as possible while we’re there!
Thanks in advance for your help.