Any and all reccomendations for a basic travel guideline from those in-the-know are greatly appreciated...I 'll glady do more research on the detail, but trying to come up with the best route for our 15 day roadtrip to Southern coast, Crater Lake Area, CA Redwood and Lassen VP.
Arriving 8/8 to Portland will stay in city until 8/10 for Bite of Oregon. Plan on leaving city 8/10 later afternoon. We have from later 8/10 - 822 (have to be back to Portalnd for flight 8/23 by noon)
NOTE: we've roadtriped coast down to Reedsport and Portland/Columbia Gorge/Mt Hood/Bend, McKenzie River area on previous trips - AWESOME STATE!)
This trip: want to hit southern coast, Rogue River boat trip, Ashland/Jacksonville (wine/Britt Festival), Crater Lake, go in to CA for Redwoods NP, and maybe over to Lassen VP. We are geeky - we like nature and history, so we want to spend some time and not do a drive thru..
We have 12 days from the 8/10...would like to stay a few days in each area (?) some more /some less? Nice drive routes to Crater Lake (Rt 138, I've read is good?) We like to hike, explore, get lost...drink wine/beer & eat (as long as we can walk in in shorts - we go on vaca to get out of suits...). We're not fast or long drivers, we like the journey..we stop and "oooo and ahh" alot, walk in shops , stop at museums...you get the idea.
Just basic route ideas would be great...then I can check out places to stay?
Thank you! Thank you!