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My boyfriend and I just booked a trip for an 8 day -7 Night Road Trip along the West Coast in early October. Our plan so far is to fly early into San Fransisco, spend the day/night there, then rent a car and drive out to Yosemite (and maybe Kings) National Parks for a day continuing onward up to Redwood and Mt. Ranier National Parks. We'd end our trip in Seattle and fly home from there.

At this point, we need help planning out the timing of our trip (not sure how to really map up the drive from San Francisco to Seattle stopping-wise) and recommendations of hotels/dining along the way. Would really like to pop into Portland if possible, but not sure if that fits into the timing. We'd preferably like to eat/stay cheap at local/hidden gem restaurants along the way and splurge at least one night on a good restaurant hotel (most likely in San Francisco or Seattle, we're on vacation after all!).

Also, It's pretty obvious we're into scenic and natural beauty and as my boyfriend is an aspiring photographer, any secret spots for great shots are also appreciated!

Thanks for your help and looking forward to hearing from you all,


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