I am writing this to get some tips and tricks for my first ever road trip! Wuhuu! It's a life-long dream coming true to which I am VERY excited!
My friend and I are from Copenhagen, Denmark, and are visiting USA, also for the first time, for our road trip this this summer 2013. We will fly to Vancouver, Canada, from where we will take a bus to Seattle, rent a car and drive to LA (from where we will fly back to Copenhagen). We have about 24 days in total. We are interested in a bit of nature, fun sights, beautiful sights, city-life, food and a glimpse into American culture.
So far we are planning on 1-2 days in Vancouver and from there go to Seattle - here we are thinking about going to the The Olympic National Forest/Park and also to Snoqualmie and North Bend (I am a Twin Peaks fan). How many days should we need for this? And what should we check out in Seattle?
After Seattle we want to drive to Portland - but what can you recommend to do here and in the near surroundings? We are going for the PCH/H-101/H1 to San Francisco - but what to see and look for on the way?
From San Francisco it's on to San Jose, Santa Cruz, Big Sur and the other cities and sights along the Californian Cost- which can you recommend? We would actually also love to visit Yosemite National Park and perhaps Las Vegas for just 1 day. And then to LA, where we will stay for perhaps 3 days. In your experience, can we make all that happen?
If you have any tips on cheap accommodation, nice places to eat or markets to visit, please don't hesitate to write - the more information we get, the better.
Thanks in advance!