I am new to the forum so I aplogize if I do anything incorrectly. I am seeking some advice on planning a roadtrip from roughly Seattle to San Fransisco. My boyfriend and I will be planning on heading out that way but we are very flexible in our plans. We are leaning towards going for roughly two weeks one way from Seattle to San Fransisco in late August/Beg of Sept but all of that is flexible. We need to spend about a weekend in San Diego but intend to fly from San Fransisco to San Diego when we get there so we are flexible on the # of days as long as the entire thing doesnt go over about 15 days.
Neither one of us has ever been to the area and our goal is to try and cram as much in as possible. We are extremley active people and dont mind keeping a fast paced vacation. In addition, while we would like to see the highlights of Seattle and Portland we are much more outdoorsy mountain/hiking type people then city folk. We are not really going to party or anything like that but would really like to spend some time hiking and seeing Gods beautiful earth. In addition, we are on a bit of a budget so any cost friendly suggestions would be much appreciated. We were debating camping but werent sure about the difficuly in flying with all of our gear since we live in Raleigh NC.
With that being said I am looking for suggestions on what things to see, and how long to stay where. I am more focused on figuring out the basic logistics of the trip like x number of days in this town and kind of leaving the accomodations and food up in the air as I think that is part of the fun. Any and all suggestions anyone has would be much appreciated.