Hello from the UK,
Next July (for my 40th birthday) we are planning on road tripping from Seattle to San Fran (or the other way round).
A few years ago we did Vegas -canyon/death valley - San Diego - San Fran over 3 -4 weeks and had the best holiday ever, especiallyfrom LA to SF up the 101, we always promised ourselves to drive from SF all the way to Canada.
Anyway were going next July but I was looking for some advice on July 4th traffic etc. Originally we were thinking of flying into SF
early July and starting our holiday from there. Alternatively I am thinking of flying into Seattle-Tacoma early July having a few days in
Vancouver then crossing into the USA on the 6th, 7th, or 8th July and starting our drive from there. Is the July 4th traffic really bad?
does the holiday encompass the whole week and both weekends? We don't go to the USA in July our normal Months are either May or
September as we don't like crowds. We've done several USA road trips before so were aware of distances, hotels. etc.
Not really worked out the itinerary yet but something along the lines of Mount Raineir, Mount St Helens, Portland, Columbia River valley, McMinnville (to see the spruce goose), onto the pacific coast highway, spend a week in a cabin around california/oregon border for some hiking and maybe camping then onto SF for a couple of days to do the sights we missed last time, any other suggestions would
be most welcome.
Thanks, Paul N