Road trip along the West coast

In the second half of April me and my boyfriend had absolutely wonderful trip down the West coast of US. In next couple of weeks I will give here an overview of this fantastic vacation.

Why West coast? We have both been working in San Diego and have quite a lot of friends there. So the main goal was actually to see our friends again but if you are already flying so far then it makes sense to add additional destinations to your agenda and see as much as you can. In addition to San Diego we have friends in Seattle and in Bend, Oregon. So this is how the idea of a road trip was born.

Next thing was to figure out the route, places to visit and the overall agenda. We are both very much into nature. Therefore national parks were definitely in our list. And as we were already going to Seattle then why not visit Vancouver as well?

As a result we ended up with quite tight agenda for 2 weeks. We managed to pull it all off and it was really fantastic but if I would do it again then I would extend the length of the trip a little bit and take a little bit more time to browse some areas longer.


Day 1. Arrival to Vancouver
Days 2-3. Vancouver, taking a train in the evening from Vancouver to Seattle.
Days 4-5. Seattle
Day 6. Taking a rental car in the morning and heading towards Mt Rainier National Park, on the way visiting Snoqualmie Falls.
Day 7. Oregon coast. Visited Astora, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, Nehalem Bay State Park, Newport. 
Day 8. Visited friends in Bend, on a way stopped at Sahalie Falls
Day 9. Crater Lake National Park
Day 10. Oregon Caves and Redwoods National Park
Day 11. Mendocino and Napa Valley
Day 12. King Canyon National Park
Day 13. Sequoia National Park and Antelope Valley
Days 14-16. San Diego

California poppies
Our little car between the sequoias