My partner and I are planning a long holiday to celebrate him finishing his medical degree, before he starts work. Flying into Vancouver on July 5th, we plan to spend some time in Vancouver & Vancouver Island and then hire a car from Seattle. We will then take a drive down the west coast ending in San Francisco where we fly back to the UK on 30th July. The RTA forum has provided us with some fantastic ideas and suggestions along with loads of hints and tips and we have finally come up with a rough idea of the things we really want to see & do.
I’d really appreciate some comments/ suggestions on whether we are missing any ‘must see’ sights or if we have added anything that is not so essential. Also whether all this is achievable within the 3 weeks or so we’ll have ‘on the road’. We haven’t yet worked out how much time we will stay in each place so I have just listed the places we are thinking about visiting from north to south (and east).
Vancouver & Vancouver Island – approx 5 days
Seattle – Pike Place Market, visit friend and some shopping!
Mt St Helens
Redwoods NP & Avenue of the Giants
Bryce Canyon (is the best way to go along I50 to Ely?)
Las Vegas (1 or 2 nights)
Sequoia NP (Is this worth a visit if we have already been to Redwoods NP?)
Evening trip to Saratoga (to see George Thorogood 29/07)
Back to SF & Home
We know we will have to stay at various places along the way but I’m concerned that we may be expecting too much of ourselves? Any help/ suggestions you can give will be very much appreciated.