I've been searching through various forums regarding 4 day journeys from Vancouver, BC to the SF Bay Area and many have written that they are definitely doable but there is always the constant debate between I-5 and the 101. I would be tempted with the 101 route even though it doesn't give much time, but the weather at this time of year can prohibit the views which would make 101 a beautiful scenic drive. I'm assuming based on the weather forecast at this point that it will most likely be raining :(
It is my friend's first time visiting the US west coast and time is rather limited so we really only have 4 full days to see key points along the way as the rest of the time will be focused in the SF Bay area. What are thoughts of key places to go and if we do chose the 101 route would it be worth it at this time? I am thinking spending a few hours in Seattle the first day, then perhaps going to Portland that night and then heading towards the coast on the second day.
I know time is very limited but any key spots that would still make the trip enjoyable would be good to know. It is my first time doing the drive as well.