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CA to WA Roadtrip Guide

CA to WA Roadtrip Guide

The Ultimate 10-Day Road Trip in a VanSpeed Sprinter Van: From Westminster, CA to Washington and Back

Embarking on a road trip in a VanSpeed Sprinter van offers a unique blend of comfort and adventure. This 10-day journey from Westminster, California, to Washington State and back is meticulously planned to ensure you experience the best of the West Coast. Get ready to explore breathtaking landscapes, indulge in local cuisines, and create unforgettable memories.

Day 1: Westminster, CA to Big Sur, CA
  • Morning: Depart from Westminster. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Afternoon: Arrive in Big Sur. Lunch at Nepenthe for cliff-top ocean views.
  • Evening: Settle in at Big Sur Campground and Cabins.
  • Night: Relax under the stars in your cozy VanSpeed Sprinter van.

Big Sur California

Day 2: Big Sur, CA to San Francisco, CA
  • Morning: Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
  • Afternoon: Drive to San Francisco. Grab a bite at Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Evening: Overnight at Kirby Cove Campground, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Bridge

Day 3: San Francisco, CA to Redwood National Park, CA
  • Morning: Quick visit to the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Afternoon: Drive to Redwood National Park.
  • Evening: Camp at Jedediah Smith Campground amidst towering redwoods.
Redwood National Park

Day 4: Redwood National Park, CA to Crater Lake, OR
  • Morning: Hike in Redwood National Park.
  • Afternoon: Head to Crater Lake, Oregon.
  • Evening: Stay at Mazama Village Campground in Crater Lake National Park.
Crater Lake

Day 5: Crater Lake, OR to Portland, OR
  • Morning: Explore Crater Lake’s Rim Drive.
  • Afternoon: Drive to Portland. Enjoy local cuisine at Pine State Biscuits.
  • Evening: Overnight at Portland Fairview RV Park.

Portland And Mt. Hood

Day 6: Portland, OR to Olympic National Park, WA
  • Morning: Brief exploration of Portland’s Rose Test Garden.
  • Afternoon: Head to Olympic National Park in Washington.
  • Evening: Camp at Sol Duc Campground.
Olympic National Park

Day 7: Olympic National Park, WA
  • All Day: Explore the Hoh Rainforest and Rialto Beach.
  • Night: Another night at Sol Duc Campground.
Olympic National Park

Day 8: Olympic National Park, WA to Seattle, WA
  • Morning: Head to Seattle.
  • Afternoon: Visit Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.
  • Evening: Stay at Lake Pleasant RV Park.

Pikes Place Seattle

Day 9: Seattle, WA to Ashland, OR
  • Morning: Depart early from Seattle.
  • Afternoon: Drive to Ashland, Oregon. Dinner at Amuse Restaurant.
  • Evening: Overnight at Glenyan RV Park and Campground.

Ashland Oregon

Day 10: Ashland, OR to Westminster, CA
  • Morning: Start your journey back to Westminster.
  • Afternoon/Eve: Make stops as desired along the way. Enjoy the coastal views.
  • Night: Arrive in Westminster.

Orange County California

Tips for Your VanSpeed Road Trip
  • Pack Lightly: Remember, space is a premium. Pack essentials that maximize your comfort and experience.
  • Stay Flexible: Road trips are about the journey. Be open to spontaneous detours.
  • Respect Nature: Always follow Leave No Trace principles.


This 10-day road trip in a VanSpeed Sprinter van is more than just a journey; it's a venture into the heart of the West Coast's most iconic landscapes and cities. From the serenity of the Redwoods to the buzz of Seattle, each day brings a new adventure. With VanSpeed, you’re not just traveling; you’re embracing a lifestyle of discovery and freedom.


Westminster, CA | Big Sur, CA | 277.33 | 4.62 Hrs
Big Sur, CA | San Francisco, CA | 109.12 | 1.82  Hrs
San Francisco, CA | Redwood National Park, CA | 251.87 | 4.20  Hrs
Redwood National Park, CA | Crater Lake, OR | 154.20 | 2.57  Hrs
Crater Lake, OR | Portland, OR | 179.37 | 2.99  Hrs
Portland, OR | Olympic National Park, WA | 164.44 | 2.74  Hrs
Olympic National Park, WA | Seattle, WA | 60.86 | 1.01  Hrs
Seattle, WA | Ashland, OR | 374.14 | 6.24  Hrs
Ashland, OR | Westminster, CA | 636.43 | 10.61  Hrs


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Hope to see you out on the road!

Safe & Happy Travels

- Vanspeed

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