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North to south or reverse?

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North to south or reverse?

Does it make any difference if you drive north from San Francisco to Portland or do North to South? We are planning a week driving between these 2 places in late June and can fly into/ out of either place.

Thanks for all the help offered here. The forums are a wealth of information and I really appreciate the time you all take to share.

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1. Re: North to south or reverse?

If you drive in the southbound lane, you will be on the coast side of the road -- easier to take advantage of scenic turnouts. You'll have better views as you drive, too, especially if you happen to be on the road when there are a lot of RVs going in the other direction.

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2. Re: North to south or reverse?

I have constructed itineraries for both ways. The main problem that I see is that the rental car companies add $200 or $300 or more to normal fees for a one-way car rental. If you come across any "deals"' please let me know immediately.

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3. Re: North to south or reverse?

Hi minto8 and welcome to the forums.

Going southbound, the passenger gets the great views and can even snap pics out the window as you go along ;-)

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