Eureka 1 night
Coos Bay 1 night
Portland 2 nights
Seattle 2 nights
Day 1 San Francisco/Eureka: Collect your hire car and head north to the quaint and lively seaport city of Eureka. Thanks to hundreds to ornate 19th century homes, the entire city is a state historic landmark and a captivating mix of nature and culture with a small-town feel (271 miles).
Day 2 Eureka/Coos Bay: We highly recommend a stop at the Redwood National & State Parks, one of California's crown jewels and well worth a visit. This spectacular network of national and state parks has dozens of soft paths letting you walk among the soaring redwoods, which grow over 350 feet. Your overnight destination is Coos Bay, one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, which lies at the southern entrance to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and has miles and miles of sand dunes (215 miles).
Day 3 Coos Bay/Portland: Before continuing your journey you may wish to learn more about Coos Bay by visiting the museums that tell its storied past. While you can follow an inland route today, we recommend you follow the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway north and perhaps make a stop in Newport, which sits on Yaquina Bay. Other points of interest include Otter Rock and the fishing village of Depoe Bay. Continue to Portland, the largest city in Oregon and one of the world's great places for beer, cheap food, funky neighbourhoods, forest hikes and much more (238 miles).
Day 4 Portland: In the west of the city you'll find Washington Park which contains a number of tourist attractions, including the famed International Rose Test Garden, which was founded in 1917 and is the oldest continuously operated public rose test garden in the USA. Other popular attractions include the grand Pittock Mansion, Waterfront Park and Powell's City of Books. You may also wish to discover some of the many craft breweries as well as the hundreds of food carts.
Day 5 Portland/Seattle: Today's drive takes you further north and into the state of Washington. Consider stopping off in the state capital, Olympia, where numerous hiking and biking trails lead through the evergreen forests to saltwater beaches. Continue to Seattle, a city rich in culture and easy-going lifestyles; it's also nicknamed the 'coffee capital' of the USA with an espresso bar on almost every corner (173 miles).
Day 6 Seattle: Attractions within this great city include the Seattle Centre along with its iconic Space Needle, which were originally build for the 1962 World's Fair. Pioneer Square is the city's historic heart with numerous Victorian-era buildings and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. A string of piers and parks line the Seattle waterfront, home to the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Great Wheel and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Day 7 Seattle: Drop off your car and your tour concludes.