Hello everyone / anyone who chooses to read this post.
Me and my girlfriend are flying across to LA in September (11th) and then returning to the UK from Seattle on the 29th.
We have a few 'plans' although they are all fairly flexible at the moment, our draft route is:
LA for a few days and then onto the Grand Canyon for a night, following this we are planning to travel across to LV, again we are only planning for one night here. After Vegas we are thinking that Yosemite would be an ideal overnight stop before moving onto SF.
We are wanting to spend a few days in SF and then travel upto Portland, although this is a long journey so are thinking this will need breaking into a few sections, from looking at maps and various guides we are thinking we could stop twice and we have pencilled Redwood National Park, Yachats, Eureka, Crater Lake as possibles so far. The problem with Crater Lake is it takes us away from the 101 coast route which I am very keen on. At the moment it seems RNP and Yachats are the favourites to have one night in each.
After this we would be planning on a few days in Portland, especially taking in some brewerys. The (possible) final leg would be to then travel upto Seattle and spend a couple of days there, however it is only possible as we are toying with the idea of crossing the border up to Vancouver and then back down. However as I am going to be doing all the driving I may be wanting to spend extra time in Seattle as opposed to any more driving.
So what I am asking is for if anyone has any tips on changing the plans or any paricular things we should be looking out for on the route, up to know the only thing set in stone is arrival and departure so we are flexible and I guess just wanted some advice from people who have done similar trips or parts of the trip.
Sorry for rambling and thanks for anyone still with it and thinks they can offer and tips.