Me and three friends (two guys & two girls) are planning to go on a 11 days road trip from LA to Vancouver, BC on 10/7/09 and back to LA on 10/17/09. The following is our current plan:
10/7 --- take off from Los Angeles after work around 7-8pm, arrive and lodge in Sacramento.
10/8 --- Drive to Crater Lake, OR spent 2-3 hours there, then stay over at Eugene, OR
10/9 --- go into Portland (shopping, sightseeing (Tom McCall Waterfront Park)...etc)
10/10 --- Spend another half day in the city then head to Seattle, WA or Mt. Rainier NP
10/11 --- Seattle (Pike Place Market + Space Needle + ...), then go to Vancouver for dinner
10/12 --- Victoria garden + Richmond
10/13 --- whole day in Vancouver area
10/14 --- Olympic National park +
10/15 --- Tillamook cheese factory + Depoe Bay +
10/16 --- Redwood NP+ Eureka
10/17 --- San Francisco and home(LA)
We are planning to take IS5 up north and Pacific Coast Highway down south until SF and back to IS5 going home.
Our budget is $4,000 for all basics, lodging, car rental, gas, meals and admission fees.
Do the schedule and budget seem reasonable and doable? Are we missing any major attractions?
If it's necessary to catch some must-see, we can extend it for a maximum of 2 days (back to LA on 10/19). But I'd like to have one to two days of resting before returning to work.
Any comments/suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you.