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Oregon road trip

New Zealand
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reviews: 30
Oregon road trip

Planning to drive from California to Seattle mid August, mostly following the coast. Hope some of the TA experts can advise re "must see" spots and also whether there are some areas inland that we ought to see.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Portland, Oregon
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1. Re: Oregon road trip

How long do you have? That will help figure out how many must sees to recommend. Going up the coast is always a safe bet, but it can be difficult to find beachfront or nicer motel/hotel rooms during peak summer season-at least on the north oregon coast without reservations. Generally you'll want to head inland at about Astoria- then go to Mt St Helens or Mt Rainer on your way up to Seattle.

New Zealand
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reviews: 30
2. Re: Oregon road trip

Only 5 - 6 days to spare this time.

Oregon Coast
Destination Expert
for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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3. Re: Oregon road trip

Where in California are you leaving from? LA or SF? Makes a difference!

Do you have 5 nights or 6?

New Zealand
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reviews: 30
4. Re: Oregon road trip

Leaving from San Francisco with probably 5 nights.

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5. Re: Oregon road trip

Here is a sample itinerary to get you started. It is based on having 6 full days for sight-seeing between SF and Portland, so you may have to speed it up a bit:


It is also based around a series of short hikes each day as the primary activity.

6. Re: Oregon road trip

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