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Timing and best overnight stops???

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Timing and best overnight stops???

I am putting together an 18 day road trip for mid September and am not sure exactly which places deserve more than one night and which towns to choose for the overnighters and longer. So far this is the very rough plan. We do not plan to camp or hike....only strolling walks and motels, exploring, photography. PLEASE ADVISE

Driving from airport to Mendocino/ Fort Bragg area 1 night

North to Fortuna, Eureka or Arcata for exploring, including Ave of the Giants 2 nights?

Through Redwood Natl/ State Parks to Crescent City 1 night?

Longer drive to Florence OR for bog walkways, lighthouse views, dune tour, sea lion caves 2 nights?

To Portland for 2 nights?

Onto the Olympic peninsula in WA via Olympia, Aberdeen, and to Ocean Shores for 2 nights?

Drive to Lake Quinault Lodge for lunch then to Forks 1 night?

To Port Angeles with side trips to Hurricane Ridge, Hot Springs, Crescent Lake, stay 2 nights?

Should we take a night here in Port Townsend or along the Hood Canal or just do a day exploration and stay in Tacoma?

Tacoma for car and glass museums 1 night?

Seattle 3 nights and fly home


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1. Re: Timing and best overnight stops???

This is the Eureka forum and you may have better responses if you post in Road Trips forum. The trip sounds ver lovely and you might find this info about redwoods helpful in your planning tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28926-c195829/Califo…

East Meadow, New...
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2. Re: Timing and best overnight stops???

Thanks....was not sure which forum to post at but your link was EXTREMELY helpful.

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