Northwest Coastal Cruise

From Seattle to San Francisco on our 15 day self-drive holiday

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into Seattle and out of San Francisco
You’ll drive approximately 1450 miles in total
 Includes Olympic National Park, Portland and Crater Lake
Extra days or side trips including Napa Valley or extending the trip down to Los Angeles or San Diego can easily be added
 Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
 Your entire package is ATOL protected

Flying to Seattle, you’ll weave down the Pacific Coast visiting just a few of the many stunning parts of this region. You’ll see the stunning Mount Rainier in the distance, visit Olympic National Park, visit Portland and Crater Lake and see the giant Redwood trees before finishing your trip in San Francisco.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!


Your Itinerary

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Days 1 & 2:
Start in Seattle

You’ll fly into Seattle, just south of the Canadian border for the first two nights. Known for coffee, you can visit the first Starbucks and visit the nearby world famous Pikes Place market used in films such as Sleepless in Seattle. Make sure you visit the Space Needle observation deck and take a ride on the monorail, both built for the 1962 World’s Fair. 

 Fly into Seattle
Seattle, WA
 2 Nights
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Day 3:
Lake Crescent

Today you’ll take a short ferry ride out of Seattle and head west Port Angeles. This is the north gateway to the Olympic National Park, with nearly 1 million acres to explore. Tomorrow you’ll spend the day in the National Park.

Approx 85 miles
Port Angeles, WA
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Day 4:
Olympic National Park

With over 70 miles of coastline, rain forests and snow capped mountains there’s plenty to see during your day here at Olympic National Park. There’s plenty of hiking trails too. This afternoon you’ll make the drive to the Lake Quinalt, which is nestled between Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest for your final night in Washington state..

 Approx 130 miles
 Lake Quinault, WA
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Days 5 & 6:
Explore Portland

Head south past Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument and onto Portland. Famous for microbreweries and coffee shops it also has a vibrant music scene. Other top attractions are the International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Gardens and the historic Pioneer Square. You’ll have two nights here.

 Approx 180 miles
 Portland, OR
 2 Nights

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Day 7:
Coastal Highway

Head approximately 75 miles west toward the Pacific Coast and the wonderful Cannon Beach where Haystack Rock is a seasonal haven for tufted puffins. Then you’ll head 110 miles along the mostly coastal road to Newport for your next overnight stop. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is well worth a visit while you’re here.

Approx 190 miles
 Newport, OR
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Day 8:
Crater Lake Nat Park

After driving along the coast, you’ll head inland towards the breathtaking Crater Lake National Park which was formed 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall peak. Fed entirely by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA and one of the most pristine on earth.

 Approx 235 miles
Crater Lake NP, OR
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Days 9 & 10:
Redwood National Park

You’ll head across the state line into California today and stop for the next two nights in Klamath, just outside of Redwood National Park. Surrounded in National Parks and Forests, there’s plenty to do here including driving your car through a giant Redwood Tree right here in Klamath!

 Approx 200 miles
 Klamath, CA
 2 Nights
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Day 11: 

Your coastline drive will take you further south along the famous “Avenue of the Giants” and through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This is an absolutely stunning drive. Eventually you’ll find yourself back on the coast heading down to Mendocino. A visit to Russian Gulch State Park is highly recommended.

 Approx 205 miles
 Mendocino, CA
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Days 12 & 13:
San Francisco

Leaving Mendocino, you’ll hug the Pacific Coast as you continue south. Take your time on this scenic drive and you’ll eventually arrive find yourself on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before arriving in San Francisco. There’s plenty to do in this magnificent city and, as always we will equip you with plenty of information.

Approx 165 miles
San Francisco, CA
 2 Nights
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Day 14 
Final Morning

Make the most of your final day in Fog City. Tick of all the must-do items such as ride in a cable car, visit Alcatraz, Fishermans Wharf and Pier 39 and drive down Lombard Street. 
This evening you’ll catch your flight back to the UK.

 Fly out of San Francisco
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Day 15:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

 Arrive Back in UK
Fancy an upgrade?
car upgrade

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday!
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