I'm trying to plan a september road trip with my girlfriend and could most definitely use some help. We'd like to take advantage of the weekend and the labor day holiday to drive from SF->Vancouver. Originally we were hoping to do a one-way car rental, but I have yet to find a non-ridiculously expensive way to do this (if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate them). I'm aiming for an 8 day road trip from start to finish.
Places we'd like to go include - Portland, Seattle, Olympic National Park, Vancouver, Yosemite, Monterey/Carmel. Portland and Seattle could probably be combined into one day. We'd like to spend more time in the national parks and vancouver.
I'd prefer being able to not feel super rushed and thus imagine that we probably will not be able to hit every place on our ideal list. I'd also like to take coastal routes if possible. What would people's recommendations be?
Thanks in advance,