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Los Angeles to Seattle drive

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  Los Angeles
 Bakersfield
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 Napa
 Redding
 Ashland (Oregon)
 Eugene
 Portland
   Seattle 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Seattle road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles and Seattle. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles 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

10:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 2 hours

11:54 am  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:50 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:50 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:28 pm  Napa
stay overnight at Bardessono
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Bardessono
drive for about 3 hours

11:52 am  Redding
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:11 pm  Ashland (Oregon)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:11 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:03 pm  Eugene
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Eugene
drive for about 2 hours

11:57 am  Portland
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:41 pm  arrive in Seattle
eat at Serious Pie
stay at Ace Hotel

day 3 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Los Angeles to Seattle questions

profile  Megan from Los Angeles asked:
Road Trip from Los Angeles to Seattle. Where to stop?  (2 answers)

profile  Jd from Australia asked:
Pacific West Coast (LA to Seattle) or Route 66 road trip in January?  (10 answers)

profile  Liz from Bellingham asked:
Road trip  (2 answers)

profile  Joellyn asked:
I’d like to do a road trip to Seattle from Los Angeles  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Bakersfield  (16 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

Napa  (83 answers)
    Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
    Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ  (11 mentions)
    Artesa Vineyards & Winery  (9 mentions)
    Napa Valley  (9 mentions)
    Oxbow Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Napa:
        ad hoc
        Domaine Chandon
        Redd
        Morimoto
        Pine Ridge Vineyards
    hotels around Napa:
        Bardessono
        Embassy Suites Napa Valley
        Cottages of Napa Valley
    questions about Napa:
        Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting
        Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?
        Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!
        Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area
        Sightseeing in Napa?

Redding  (8 answers)
    restaurants around Redding:
        Wilda's Grill
        Market Street Steakhouse
    questions about Redding:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Redding?
        Best free things to do in Redding?

Ashland (Oregon)  (27 answers)
    Ashland  (15 mentions)
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival  (3 mentions)
    Lithia Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Ashland (Oregon):
        Spas in the Ashland area?
        Best free things to do in Ashland (Oregon)?
        What's the best neighborhood in Ashland (Oregon) for a first time visitor?

Eugene  (13 answers)
    questions about Eugene:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eugene?

Portland  (235 answers)
    International Rose Test Garden  (20 mentions)
    Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
    Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
    Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
    Timberline Lodge  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland:
        Voodoo Doughnuts
        Tasty N Sons
        Lardo
        Potato Champion
        Pok Pok Restaurant
    questions about Portland:
        Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?
        Best coffee shops in Portland
        Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?
        Artsy area with fun little shops


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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Seattle. Or get a full Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,135 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 20 minutes
Seattle is the same time as Los Angeles
602 Los Angeles travel answers
16 Bakersfield travel answers
83 Napa travel answers
8 Redding travel answers
27 Ashland (Oregon) travel answers
13 Eugene travel answers
235 Portland travel answers
260 Seattle travel answers





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