My husband and I are in the beginning stages of planning a Pacific West Coast road trip starting in Seattle and ending in San Francisco. (middle of Sept or so for 10 days … flexible on starting date, but not on the 10 days allotted for trip) Can anyone help us with our plans? Being from Ontario, Canada, but close to the US border, we were thinking of flying from Syracuse to Seattle, renting a car there and then dropping it off in San Francisco at the end of our trip and we’d fly back from there. Because it is not a round trip, I expect renting a car may be expensive???…has anyone done this before?
We don’t have a route yet as far as to what towns or cities we should stop at for the night along the way and how many days to devote to them, except that we’d like to spend 2 days in San Francisco. Can anyone recommend an itinerary? Can this drive be done in 8 days without missing too much if we spend 2 days in San Francisco? Also, is September a nice time of the year to drive the coast?
Any help from anyone who’s done this before would be much appreciated!! Thanks everyone!