I was hoping some of you seasoned travel verterans could critique my travel itinerary. It's about 50% firm, so I could certainly still make some adjustments.
This trip starts in Seattle, goes down to 20 miles south of Yachats, and then swings back up to Seattle. I'm a recent college grad, so money is lacking, meaning I've had to use round trip airfare to save money on the flight and also the car rental. Open jaw for both the car rental and the flight would have tacked on $250, at the least. I will also post this in the Washington forum, as it spans both states.
Fly into Seattle at 10:45am. Take the greyliner to downtown Seattle. Hoof it the 6 blocks to hotel. Sleep in Seattle 17, 18, 19. Go to Pikes Place, EMP, Seattle food tour, and whatever else we feel like getting in to.
July 20, get up early and take ferry from Seattle to Bremerton. Pick up rental car. Cruise up to Crescent Lake Lodge, and check out Hurrican Ridge. Spend the night at the lodge.
July 21, head over to Hoh rain forest trail, and see some of the beaches on the Pacific. Stay in Quinault.
July 22, drive down the coast, go to Astoria, other towns along the coast as time allows. Stay in Wheeler.
July 23-25, drive down coast to Yachats, stopping in Tillamook and other towns as time allows. Day trips from Yachats to Sand Dunes, and other "wilderness" sorts of attractions. I was only hoping to stay 2 nights here, but there was a minimum stay of 3 nights.
July 26, drive up I-5 to Sea-Tac area and stay in hotel there. Prepare for 10:30 departure from Sea-tac.
So, what do you think? Is this too much driving? Will this allow for enought time to see the sights, without feeling rushed?
Thanks for your input!