OK, I have spent some quality time researching these forums, and it seems the more I read, the more overwhelmed I become...
So, its Seattle to San Fran. Its over the course of a week, but the tail end days are flying/travel days. We would like to spend at least one full day in each city (Seattle and San Fran) which leaves the driving portion to 4 days. We had planned on staying in Portland in between, but I am not sure we have time, or if it is worth it! I am most looking forward to the Redwoods.
This is what I have so far:
fri-arrive late eve
sun- take ferry to -->Port Angeles (or should we go to Bremerton) -->and drive to Olympic State Park (3 hrs)then after the State Park drive to Mt. St. Helens via I-5 (5 hrs) .Stay the night. Now, here is my issue with this. Is it too much to do in one day? Or is this section really a two day trip? It looks like on the map if we do to Port Angeles, then we are going to be backtracking when we drive down 101 towards I-5.
mon- see Mt. St. Helens and drive to Portland via I-5 (). Stay the night in Portland or scratch Portland and drive to Crater Lake (6hrs) and stay the night.
tues- drive to Redwood National Park (4hrs) then drive 3hrs to Mendocino CA. (we do not have to stay or stop in this place- i was just taking it as advice from another thread- someone said there is a nice Inn there)
weds- drive along 101 to san fran
thus - see san fran
Now, have we bitten off more than we can chew? I do not have to keep it the way it is, nothing is set in stone. So, any advice from the experts would be great. Other places to stop to make it easier or other reccomendations I would welcome with open arms. I am so stressed about this, and I dont want to be because I want it to be a great time! I feel an ulcer coming on! HA!