Hopefully my question(s) won't be too redundant. My husband and I will be taking an anniversary trip in June with the first part starting in SF. Neither of us have been to Oregon or WA state, therefore it's hard to gauge drive times between places.
From what I can gather, we should definitely drive the Oregon coast, which I'm excited about! Although, I realize due to time, this will cause us to forgo Crater Lake and Bend and Eugene.
Question #1 - Do you all agree this is the best choice? We will be coming from the Napa Valley area and the choice is to either take the coast or not.
Question #2 - How much time should we allot for discovering the Oregon coast? Should we drive the entire coast or would it suffice to drive to, say, Newport then cut over from there?
Question #3 - Hopefully I can ask this here - how much time would you suggest we allot for Portland? Given we have a total of 10 days for the entire trip, with 4 spent in San Fran/Napa and 1 day to drive to Redwoods/coast if that's the choice we do make (with the night stay in Brookings, OR) and we need the proper time spent for the OR coast... and we would still have need the back part of the trip for WA/Seattle.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!!