Great forum you have here.
I will be in the pacific Northwest for a few weeks this fall staying with friends (live in southern WA) and have a 6 day gap where they will be out of town and suggested a trip to San Francisco via the coast.
General plan is to pick up a rental at Portland airport, drive out to the coast and then down to San Francisco, spending a day in San Francisco (hopefully get to a 49ers game), and then 2 days backup via I-5.
Day 1 Portland to Tillamook to Gold Beach or thereabouts
Day 2 Gold Beach to ?? - Redwoods NP & Ave of Giants
Day 3 to San Fran - Bodega & Napa Valley
Day 4 San Fran - 49ers game
Day 5 San Fran to ??
Day 6 return to Portland - Vineyards around Eugene
Normally only comfortably driving around 400 miles. After that I just don't want to be in a car. I am hoping this is not too ambitious?
Any suggestions on National Parks along this route that I have missed?