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  1. Default denver to san francisco to washington state most scenic?

    we are getting ready to do a road trip, leaving Denver at the end of August. We are trying to plan the best scenic trip but want to get San Francisco, the beaches, napa valley wine country and all the way up to the washington border in our route. We don't care if we leave denver and to to the upper part of oregon first and then drive south along the beach to san francisco first, or the opposite of leaving Denver and going to San Francisco first then up the coast to Washington and then back to denver. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we should plan to do this? Any sites that are an absolute must see? We have never done this, and are taking about 10 days for the trip. Any suggestions would be so appreciated.



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    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Busy pace.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums!

    A rough outline of your trip shows it being a journey of over 3000 miles [depending on route] and while that is doable travelling for around 5.5 hours a day, every day, it won't leave much time just to "hang around." By the time you add in diversions you have 6 very full days of driving, more if you want to spend a few day's hugging the coast from Cali through Oregon.

    If you are happy to do so, there are many routes and places to choose from, so I would make a start by looking at a good map and searching the forums for places of interest to you, and as you build your trip keep asking questions. I would consider cutting back though as there is so much to do between Denver and SF that you could slow down and enjoy some of the natural wonders and small towns. Grand canyon, Death valley, Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, Arches NP's are just a few to mention.

    Enjoy the planning !

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