The Eastern Sierra Mountains is California's backbone, and U.S. highway 395 which runs east of the Sierra Nevada range would have to be one of California's most spectacular drive's. The highlights of this driving itinerary include majestic mountain peaks, endless outdoor opportunities and unusual natural and man-made locations such as Mono Lake and the ghost town of Bodie. Try to spend at least a week exploring the area!
Highlights of this road trip include the famed Glass Beach, Victorian Ferndale and the Avenue of the Giants, the latter being one of California's top 5 attractions. Take in breathtaking coastal vista's, relax in quaint seaside towns, and hike in impressive coastal redwood forests. This trip could be completed in three days but if you have the time we recommend spending a little longer with at least two nights camping amidst the Redwoods and exploring the area fully.
The highlights of this road trip include a visit to four of America's National Parks and one National Monument (however you could easily add side trips to Mesa Verde and Capital Reed National Parks if you have the time). Allow at least a minimum of two or three nights at each place as you will need time to explore all of the parks. It is recommended that you buy a national park pass as this will provide value for money. As it is a loop drive the trip can also be undertaken in reverse. This part of the United States is nothing short of spectacular so make sure you have your camera charged.
The highlights of this driving itinerary include cute small towns such as La Conner, Anacortes, Birch Bay and the larger town of Bellingham. On this road trip you will be surrounded by lush evergreen forests that are draped in moss and see some glorious sunsets over emerald bays. Spend time relaxing in cozy coffee shops, drink organic beer, hike in the evergreen forests, or go fishing. You should spend 3 nights and 4 days on this road trip but add some extra nights if you enjoy camping and hiking. Combine this road trip with the Olympic Peninsula Driving Itinerary to see more of Washington.
The highlights of this road trip include the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park and the Washington Coast. The Olympic Peninsula is where Sitka spruce and western hemlock reach heights of up to 300 feet. Enjoy lake life, hiking trails and views of the forest. This trip could be done in as little as three days or you could linger a little longer. If you have time, combine this road trip with the North-Western Washington Road Trip Itinerary.
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