Hi from the UK,
My Wife and I sat and watched a Travel Channel programme on UK Satellite TV last night on the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Portland, Florence amongst other places) and were totally blown away by the beauty of this area. This has led to us deciding that with all being well, this will be our major holiday next year (probably June, July or August).
We will fly into Seattle, I think that is pretty much guaranteed, visit the city and do the obvious attractions. From there we will probably take an Amtrak down to Portland and it is from here on in I would like some help.
I've worked out a rough itinerary in my head and using the internet today, but it would help if you could assist with number of days needed in each place etc etc. As a bit of background we love cities and countryside jointly, so a city fix followed by some serious mountains/lakes/parks etc would be ideal.
So itinerary for Oregon part of trip looks like this at the moment:-
Pick car up after stay in Portland - Mount Hood Area - Bend - Crater Lake NP - Klamath Falls - Ashland - Grant's Pass (jet boat) - then over to the coast (thinking Florence initially, as seriously want to do some dune buggying) but then easy after that but obviously north with aim to drop car off back in Portland.
Is that a good route? Am I doing Oregon justice? Obviously with a car we are very flexible so any suggested detours would be easily done.
Any advice, hints, tips, criticism all glady appreciated.