I'm helping a friend move from LA to Portland and we're leaving LA on June 5th (Wednesday) around noon or maybe even 1pm. We need to arrive in Portland on the morning of June 7th (by about 10am). We'll be driving with a pet so we can't leave the car for long periods of time except when we're checking into our pet-friendly hotel. I feel comfortable driving about 8-10 hours in a day, but am willing to drive more if it's required to meet our deadline. I would love to see as much of the coast as possible, but I am aware that it makes for a longer trip and we may not have that luxury.
Here's what I'd like to know:
Which route is recommended? Is there a way to incorporate some coastal driving into the trip while meeting our goal of arriving on the morning of June 7th?
Where is it best for us to stop overnight?
Is this doable? Or do we need to include all day Friday in our driving plans?
Any advice would be extremely helpful. Thank you!