It seems like this forum is flooded with threads like this one, so I apologize if this seems repetitive. But I have some very specific questions I couldn't find answers to by myself.
I'm coming to the US from Germany. After some time on the East Coast I'll arrive in LA on August 25th and plan to drive all the way up the coast to Seattle. From there I fly home on September 24th. Since I'm planning to visit friends in Vancouver before flying back, I want to get to Seattle on September 19th. That leaves me about 4 weeks, which should make for an extensive trip.
Now to my questions:
- I was planning to rent a car in LA and return it in Seattle. But I've heard that having a car in San Francisco can be a nuisance. Is it worth to return the first car in SF and rent a new one once I leave? This should be more expensive because of two one-way rentals.
- Am I rushing myself if I want to be in Eugene by Sept 6th? I might want to see a College Football Game there. But from what I gather it's about 60% of the trip in just 50% of the time, and I would like to spend a couple of days in LA and SF each.
- Whats the better driving experience once I have reached Eugene? Back to the coast and highway 101 or straight to Seattle via Portland?