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Houston to Seattle drive

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  Houston
 Dallas
 Amarillo
 Kit Carson
 Denver
 Rock Springs
 Ogden
 Boise
 Walla Walla
   Seattle 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Seattle road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Seattle. If you're planning a road trip to Seattle, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Houston and Seattle. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Houston and Seattle. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:27 pm  Dallas
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 2:57 pm
drive for about 6 hours

8:56 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:24 pm  Kit Carson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Kit Carson
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:29 am  Denver
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 2:59 pm
drive for about 5 hours

8:04 pm  Rock Springs
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Rock Springs
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:40 pm  Ogden
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:40 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:05 pm  Boise
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Boise
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:16 pm  Walla Walla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:16 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:42 pm  arrive in Seattle
eat at Serious Pie
stay at Ace Hotel

day 5 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Houston, Texas.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Dallas  (106 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?

Amarillo  (23 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Kit Carson

Denver  (152 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
        Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?

Rock Springs  (2 answers)

Ogden  (3 answers)

Boise  (24 answers)
    Idaho State Capitol Building  (2 mentions)
    questions about Boise:
        Have a free day in Boise next week, any recommendations on what to do?
        What do you do and where to eat in Boise, ID?
        Best free things to do in Boise?

Walla Walla  (7 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Seattle, Washington.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Seattle?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Seattle.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Ace Hotel, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Edgewater Hotel  (5 mentions)
Inn at the Market  (3 mentions)
Sorrento Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Five  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Seattle? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Seattle?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Serious Pie, which was mentioned 12 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Cafe Campagne  (12 mentions)
Piroshky Piroshky  (12 mentions)
Original Starbucks  (11 mentions)
Matt's in The Market  (10 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Seattle? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Seattle?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Pike Place Market  (113 mentions)
Space Needle  (54 mentions)
Experience Music Project  (25 mentions)
Pioneer Square  (25 mentions)
Kerry Park  (24 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Seattle. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Talia from Boston asked:
Is the Space Needle worth seeing?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Seattle?  (16 answers)

profile  Serena from San Francisco asked:
2-day solo trip to Seattle - What to do?  (13 answers)

profile  Lindsay from London asked:
Where are the most photogenic areas in Seattle?  (12 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
What are the best restaurants in Seattle?  (11 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Seattle.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Seattle to Houston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Houston to Seattle. Or get a full Houston to Seattle flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,348 miles
driving time of 34 hours, 32 minutes
Seattle is 2 hours behind Houston
85 Houston travel answers
106 Dallas travel answers
23 Amarillo travel answers
1 Kit Carson travel answer
152 Denver travel answers
2 Rock Springs travel answers
3 Ogden travel answers
24 Boise travel answers
7 Walla Walla travel answers
248 Seattle travel answers





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