The wife and I have become able to get away for a couple weeks at the end of the summer. We have decided to do the Oregon and northern Cali coast down to San Francisco as part of this trip. I have been browsing websites and forums and have some ideas on what to do, but still had a bit I thought you all might be able to help with. My main area I am looking for information is on how long to spend between Astoria and SF. below is a bit of info on us and our preferences
Not really worried about lodging currently, have a general idea what is available and will decide when a time frame is more known.
just 2 travelers my wife and I, early 40's. We have up to 8 days possible to see the stretch from Astoria to SF, but don't want to dillydally just for the sake of it
natural scenery, wildlife, historical sights, auto touring,
Don't drink wine, I have a somewhat problem leg so long or extreme hikes are a no-go (1-1.5mile roundtrip max), shopping is secondary (generally spend 1-2 hours max in towns when traveling shopping would be done in this time period.), not the type to lounge on the beach, seeing them as sights is fine, but wont need to spend a lot of time just hanging out.
I have only looked into OR possible sights so far, an idea of places we have already chosen as probable or possible:
FT Columbia St. Park
Cape Disappointment St. Park
Ecola ST. Park
Tillamook (cheese factory at least, haven't looked at whole area)
Cape Lookout ST park
Sea lion Caves
This is just some of what I have found that looks like what we would enjoy. The main thing I am wondering about is with this type of activities how long should we spend for the 700 plus miles to see the things we enjoy. Sorry if this is too long for anyone, Any help or advice that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated, and I thank any repliers in advance for your time and effort. suggestions on types of sights/activities that may fit our desires would also be joyfully welcomed.