my partner and i are looking to do a road trip from portland to san francisco in the next few weeks. we're from australia, so we don't know much about the logistics of such a trip. we are wanting to do it over two days, stopping in briefly in eugene, ashland and then driving through the redwoods.
from the maps it looks like we'd have to back track from ashland in order to take in the redwood national park, is this the only way?
any suggestions from folks who have done it before would be greatly appreciated. also, any receommendations for things to see along the way/ place to eat etc, would be awesome.