Our Southern CA family of four will be visiting UC Berkeley for a couple days and then drive north to Redwoods National Park. We'll leave Oakland on a Saturday afternoon about 3:00 pm to drive part of the way north on 101. We will then have until Monday afternoon to arrive in Orick. What is a good route with 2 overnight stops? We'll be based in the Orick area to explore the Redwoods and coast for several days. We then need a route with one overnight stop heading to Interstate 5 to Southern CA. What would be quicker: taking Hwy.299 from Arcata to Interstate 5, then south; or going south on 101 and cutting over somewhere near the Bay Area to go south on Interstate 5? So we need a route going north with two overnight stops and then a route heading south with one overnight stop.