State Route 1 in Cali may not be across the country, but rather down the country. It stretches along the entirety of the Pacific Coast from northern San Diego to the heart of the ancient redwood forests. This route avoids Los Angeles, so you won't have to deal with the miserable city traffic when you embark on this drive. Even though State Route 1 is a fairly straightforward drive - easily accomplished in one week - you won't be disappointed with the sights along the way. Throughout your 745-mile journey, you'll pass through San Francisco, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Long Beach, Malibu, Santa Monica, and finally end with the impressive redwoods in Leggett. So if you're interested in taking in some fresh ocean air throughout your road trip, this route is the one for you.