The Pacific Coast to the Tetons Includes 5 Destinations and 4 National Parks
Updated: May 20
We took 2 days to drive from San Diego to Patrick's Point State Park in Northern California.
Stop 1: Redwoods National and State Parks
From our campsite in Patricks Point State Park, we explored the ancient forests with 2 highlights being the Founders Tree area and Elk meadow
From the Redwoods we spent 1 day driving to Bullards Beach Campground in Brandon Oregon
Stop 2: Bandon Beach and Sea Stacks
We had 3 days to explore the beaches. Most beach visits were at sunrise and sunset for photography.
We also had time for some shopping and a few hours at the Coquille Lighthouse.
It was a 1-day drive from Bandon, Oregon to Sol Duk Hot Springs Resort in the Olympic National Park.
We had 2 days to explore the park including The Ancient Grove, Sol Doc Falls, and Salmon Cascades. On the 3rd day, we took a side trip to Port Angeles and took the ferry to Victoria Canada.
It was a 2-day drive to Yellowstone National Park with an overnight stop in Idaho.
Stop 4: Yellowstone National Park
We had a full 2 weeks in the park with my son and his family. We felt like the 2 weeks was just enough time to scratch the surface. We went back 2 years later for another 2 weeks and still haven't seen and done everything we wanted to.
It was a short 2and a half hour's drive from the campsite in Yellowstone to the Fireside Resort in Moran, Wyoming.
Stop 5: Grand Teton National Park
2 days in a National Park is just not enough time but that is all we had because of some obligations at home. We drove through the park, went to the overlooks, and took the Jenny Lake shuttle boat to see Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.