I'm Manu from Spain and I'm planning a road trip (what else could it be) all along the west coast of the United States.
I would like to start my trip in Seattle and finish it in Las Vegas, with longer stops in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and Los Angeles (I'll stop a lot more though, got no hurries). I expect it to be aroud 2000 miles.
I'd love to take about 2-3 driving sessions in a road near the coast, have a couple baths in the beach, maybe Route 101 for a while... or maybe I can make it my main route from Seattle to San Francisco, I'm not sure.
Another alternative is to take Interstate n.5 from Seattle to maybe Roseburg, and then go on in route 101 until reach San Francisco.
At least I'll have 10-15 days to do it… maybe more (as I said, no hurries), so I think I can make it with 4-6 hour drives per day except in places I want to stay more (like SanFran, Yosemite, Los Angeles, visit Gran Canyon and Monument Valley from Las Vegas…) I expect 7-9 days driving and 7-8 just visiting places.
Which would be the best alternative for what I want?
I've never been to California so I don't know if the coast is interesting enough to drive it all from Seattle to Los Angeles, or just a part of it to enjoy beaches and get quicker to San Francisco to visit it and have time to reach Monument Valley...
All recommendations accepted =)
Thank you very much.