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Three states, four major cities and a stunning coastline are waiting for you during this trip. Seemingly endless, the Pacific Coast Highway winds its way along spectacular beaches and picturesque fishing villages.
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14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, 14 days car rental, detailed route description and driving instructions.
Daily, 01 Apr - 31 Oct '18
Discover the beautiful trails of Mount Rainier and explore 800,000 hectares of wilderness in Olympic National Park, see the towering trees of Redwood National Park and take a drive through California's wine country and along the Pacific Coast Highway.
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Redwood National Park
Stunning coastal scenery
California wine country
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Spend a few days exploring Seattle.
See day 1 for more information.
Visit Mount Rainier where maintained trails amid wildflowers give way to snowfields and glaciers.
The vast and road-less Olympic National Park, combined with Olympic National Forest, totals more than 800,000 hectares of protected nature. Deer and bear are plentiful and the Roosevelt elk population is the largest anywhere.
The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 created the greatest landslide in recorded history. You can now see the green of rebirth emerging from the ash amid a surreal moonscape of forests blown over in the blast.
Coos Bay is surrounded by the Pacific shoreline with beautiful dunes and beaches.
Take your time exploring more of Oregon’s coast before crossing into California.
Today visit Redwood National Park, home to some of the world’s tallest trees - old-growth coast redwoods. (B)
Take your time visiting the Avenue of the Giants, the best-known of California’s redwood parks.
Drive through California’s Wine Country before crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Explore San Francisco’s must see sights. (B)
See day 10 for more information.
Travel along the world-famous 17 Mile drive.
Continue along the famous Pacific Coast Highway with its twin bridges and vistas, turns and grades.
Continue along the Malibu Coast to Santa Monica.
Check out of your hotel and return your rental car.
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