Travel south on Hwy 101 along the Oregon Coast.
When is this trip planned? What are your interests? Are you traveling with children?
Get started by reading some of the many other posts on this forum that say 'Portland to San Francisco' or 'Seattle to CA' or 'Places to see/stay along the Oregon Coast'. You will find answers to many of your questions in these posts.
Also check out these websites:
The trip is planned for October 2014. No children, just me and my husband.
Love wildlife but also music and anything a bit leftfield and quirky.
Will check out the other forum posts and the links. Thanks, all very helpful.
You could go through central Oregon and Crater Lake. though agree 101 would be best. when you have done a little more checking come back and ask questionsEdited: 28 May 2013, 22:35
Do you like to hike? Get a copy of "Day Hiking Oregon Coast" by Bonnie Henderson. It has hikes of all lengths and difficulty, and over many different types of terrain, to include lighthouse hikes and hikes in the state and national parks. It will help you to plan your trip.
Are you going to include the Northern California redwoods as a part of your trip?
We head down to Sonoma, Santa Cruz & Big Sur and then back on up to San Francisco.
Can you hire yurts/ cabins with bedding on the Oregan coast? We travel over from England and won't have sleeping bags e.t.c with us......
Again thanks for the tips so far.
Big Sur within your 8 days?? So you have less time for Oregon. For sure I would just do 101, though maybe you could fit in a day in Col Riv Gorge
OK, then start in Astoria. Enjoy the history there. several Lewis and Clark sites there. first town in Oregon. Maritime Museum is world class. go to top of Astor column. great views. Fort Stevens also historical place
Cannon Beach is a must stop probably oregon's most noted coast towns.
Tillamook makes the best cheese in this country. check their plant
Newport also good stop. Plenty to do there for a couple of days.
Check the Oregon Dunes near Florence. dune buggies should still be operating in Oct.
Sunset Bay near Coos bay a good visit
Bandon nice stop, better than cannon beach in my view
Do not know hwne the jet boats quit runnng on the Rogue at Gold Beach. worth a ride if you can do itEdited: 30 May 2013, 16:22
If you are looking for interesting places in Northern California, look into Howland Hill Road and also Fern Canyon. If you are looking for interesting places to stay, consider Hiouchi Motel near Crescent City and Howard Creek Ranch near Fort Bragg, CA.
No, you must bring your own bedding for yurts and KOA cabins. But that is easy to buy and not expensive at Walmart or Target stores. Sadly, we don't have static caravans or that would work well for you. However, there is a wide variety of lodging in all price ranges. You have plenty of time to plan!Edited: 30 May 2013, 23:51