Really enjoy reading everyone's posts. Tips and suggestions are really great. Came upon this site while googling coastal drives in the Pacific Northwest. I'm sure this isn't the first time a thread requesting information on a roadtrip from Vancouver to SF has been posted so sorry for any more duplications.
My husband and I have decided to do the drive down the Coast (approx. 10 to 12 days) depending on what we decide on what to see. He's a photographer so the day trips may end up being longer than expected.
Here's what I've been able to map out or possible stops but if there are any suggestions on where to stay or 'can't miss' sites, that would be great! Not sure if we're being ambitious on the daily drives but definitely let me know what you think. We'd like to take our time on the way there. We live close to Seattle so I think that we'll just be driving through and going straight to Oregon taking Hwy 101. Seattle may be a stop on the way back. Would the Redwood National National Park be worth the stop?
Day 1 - Vancouver to Cannon Beach
Day 2 - Cannon Beach to Coos Bay
Day 3 - Coos Bay to Crescent City
Day 4 - Crescent City to <haven't decided yet - suggestions?>
Day 5 - <haven't decided yet> to San Francisco
We will stay in San Francisco for a couple of days and then make our way back. We've flown to San Francisco numerous times but this will be our first time driving there.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions or help!