I live on the Oregon coast and have experience RVing all the possible routes along the west coast. I’d advise avoiding I5 if you don’t want to climb steep grades. It’s a freeway, so it’s the fastest option, though less scenic IMO. It’s likely to be unpleasantly hot inland this time of year. And most importantly it crosses the Siskiyou Pass as you enter southern Oregon. It’s the highest point on I5 at over 4,000’ elevation and goes for many miles at a 6% grade. There are 2-3 lanes, but it’s still a challenge to maintain your speed while dodging the 18 wheelers.
Highway 1 along the “Lost Coast” through Fort Bragg and Mendocino is a beautiful drive, but the road is very narrow, winding and bumpy in many places. Highway 101 is by far the easiest drive, it’s beautiful and you get to pass through the Redwoods. I usually take 1 going north and 101 going south. Have a great trip!
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