We are planning on a trip from Seattle to San Fran. Would Oct or Nov be a better month? We are used to rain but would prefer sun. ;) This is what we're thinking of for Itinerary. Now, we're looking to see the BEST redwoods on our way down and I assume avenue of the giants is the best?
We'll be taking Highway 5 and then we're thinking of getting off on 20 and driving along the coat from that point on. When we return back to Seattle, we're just going to be taking Highway 5. Where is the best place to stay on the way back up? I see Redding and Red Bluff, but those don't seem very exciting. Hmmm...
Seattle to Eureka (stay the night)
Eureka to Avenue of the Giants
Avenue of the Giants to Muir Woods (is Muir Woods worth the stop?)
Muir Woods to San Francisco (stay the night)
spend the day in San Francisco (stay the night)
Drive to Carmel and spend day there (stay the night)
Drive to Big Sur and spend day there, drive back to Caramel (stay the night)
Drive through San Fran - hit whatever we missed and drive 3-4 hours and find hotel (not sure where?)