We are planning for a five day RoadTrip from Seattle to CA. This would be our first road trip in US and we need lots of tips !!!!
I live in Seattle area and two of friends are flying down from Minneapolis and South Carolina....3 of us are then planning to drive to CA along the costal pacific highway 101. We have heard great about the 101 drive and thought of experiencing it !!!!
Here's our plan:
1. Day 1 :
----Start from Seattle early in the morning and take 1-5 to reach Portland. We can pass through St Helens Mt on the way.
We plan to take Hwy 101 a little ahead of Portland may be from Eugene. We are not sure not this. Can anybody share their experience from where can we start 101.Keeping in mind 101 will be slower and we want to reach SFO on the second day by noon.
--Plan to see(Pass by) RedWood National Forest.
-----Stay the night at Eureke ( Assuming it would be 10 hrs drive from Seattle)
2. DAY 2:
---Start from eureka and enjoy 101 drive.
----Stop at Fort Bragg
-----Reach SFO ( by early evening).... (Assuming 6 hrs drive from eureka
-----Go to Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the city at night.
3. Day 3.
---Start from SFO and visit Yosomite National Park ( 3 hrs drive approx)
----Stay overnight at Yosomite
4. Day 4
---- Take hwy 15 and visit Crater lake
It would be great if anyone can help us planning this better.. Our main confusion is from where do we start our 101 joureny. Which part of the drive is more scenic ??? We dont want to miss it !!! Do we stay at Eureke the first night or can be head further???
Please share you views and experience !!!!