Hello Everyone :)
I've just spent a couple of hours meandering around the boards and this is such a useful site! This is a question mainly about timing as I see there are many posts already offering advice on what to see and do on the way. I have never roadtripped in the US before. I will be in Vancouver at the end of June and would then like to road trip down to LA. I am guessing the best way, in terms of car insurance etc, is to bus to Seattle and then pick up a car? I think I have two weeks available to make the trip.
My question really is... I think I'm starting a bit further north than a lot of previous posters to the forum. Most people seem to start or end in San Francisco. As a result, is two weeks long enough to do Seattle to LA comfortably? I would like to be able to stop off for a night in San Francisco and also at Big Sur/Hearst Castle. Plus a detour to Salinas (Dean pilgrimage) and perhaps a visit to a national park. The main draw for me to do the trip though is the coastal roads and views and to relax and look at them on the way.
I've variously read that two weeks is not quite enough to even do the Pacific North West part (with breaks to stop and stare) or that you can do Vancouver, BC to Anaheim in two days! I am a little confuzzled.
If two weeks is not enough, would you suggest I fly Vancouver to San Francisco, or Portland.. or... ??
Any advice on timing gratefully received.