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19 day SF to Seattle, Washington-starting 7/6-

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19 day SF to Seattle, Washington-starting 7/6-

Two adults driving rented vehicle starting in SF for two days. Will pick up car and drive towards wineries. Would like itinerary suggestions. No physical restrictions- rather drive long distances not to miss Must See Destinations.Budget is flexible in terms of spending on rafting, Park Fees, some special meals -average $250 per day but would like moderate price hotels.We like great food and wine.

The big question is our plan reasonable- We must end up on Seattle for trip home on the 7/26 and would like to include some sights in Washington.Would love accommodation, restaurants, and any suggestions appreciated.

California ( 2 days in SF- family)

1- Napa, Sonoma, - 1 night

2- Mendocino- I night?

3- Crescent City- 2 nights- so we can visit Redwood FOrest and Rogue River and Upper Klamath River- Would like to use half day for rafting trip. Also Ashland- if we can get into Shakesperare festival

Oregon- 9-10 days 1- Columbia River Gorge/ Hood River/ Mt Hood Loop

2- Coastal Beach Trip Cannon Beach Florence to Coors Bay

3- North eastern Oregon- Hells Canyon NAtional Park-

Wallowa Lake

4- Portland- HOW Many Days should we plan?

5- Central Oregon- Craker Lake

Washington - 3 days

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1. Re: 19 day SF to Seattle, Washington-starting 7/6-

First off, go right up the coast from the redwoods into Oregon. I'd spend at least 3 days on the Oregon coast. Go to Ashland on the way back.

From Cannon Beach / Seaside, go to Portland via RT 26. I'd spend 2 days. Columbia Gorge the following day, spending the night in Hood River on your way to Joseph and the Wallowas.

How important is the Chief Joseph part of this trip? If it is important, you might want to get to Lapwai Idaho to the visitors center. Hells Canyon is basically a boat ride and it is a long way out of your way. Unless it is the true highlight of your trip, consider dropping it to spend more time along the way. The distance is great.

From there, go direct to Bend without going to Portland first. The road across the center of the state is a good one. Crater Lake isn't too far south of Bend.

From Crater Lake go to either Ashland or Klamath.

Skip Washington, except the parts in Chief Joseph country.

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2. Re: 19 day SF to Seattle, Washington-starting 7/6-

Sounds great- As have to leave through Seattle to catch our flight- what do you suggest we do to end up there?

Portland logisitcs- I am not sure of which of the quadrants make the most sense to stay at? Northern sounds interesting with the arts as well as the Northwest. What would you suggest?

In terms of The Rougue River and Upper Klamath River, we want to do a half day rafting trip- any outfits you would suggest?

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3. Re: 19 day SF to Seattle, Washington-starting 7/6-

We don't use guides as we own rafts so I can't say an outfitter. They all seem decent.

You are hopping all over and don't seem to be internalizing the amount of time mountain travel takes.

Seattle is 3-4 hours north of Portland. Any way you can change your flight to Portland?

In Portland, downtown or the Pearl.

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