We are about to take our first longer roadtrip in a 22' Sprinter Van. We are heading up to Oregon and will visit Ashland, Bend and drive the coast from Newport down to Brookings. Our trip is planned around golf in many stops.
I have two questions for those of you who are familiar with Oregon and California. Driving from Bend to Newport, is Rte 20 the best way to go all the way or is there a better road? One mapping plan suggested going up to Rte 22 and then coming down 101.
Returning from Brookings to San Diego, we have planned to do 199 to Grants Pass and then the 5 back to San Diego. Having been gone 2 weeks+ at that point, we are looking for the fastest/easiest route and are willing to compromise on the scenic aspects. Some mapping options have suggested taking 101 down to 299 but I am wary of 299. Another map suggested 101 all the way to 580. Any advice on which option might be the best would be appreciated.
Thanks very much.