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Los Angeles to Spokane drive

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  Los Angeles
 San Juan Bautista
 Mount Shasta
 Crater Lake National Park
 Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
 Walla Walla
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Spokane road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Spokane. If you're planning a road trip to Spokane, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Spokane. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Spokane. 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 3.5 hours

4:21 pm  San Juan Bautista
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:21 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:36 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 3.5 hours

12:45 pm  Mount Shasta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:16 pm  Crater Lake National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:16 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:48 pm  Bend
stay overnight at McMenamins Old St. Francis School
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from McMenamins Old St. Francis School
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:20 pm  Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:59 pm  Walla Walla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:46 pm  arrive in Spokane

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Los Angeles to Spokane.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, California.

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?

Bakersfield  (13 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

San Juan Bautista  (5 answers)
    Mission San Juan Bautista  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Juan Bautista:
        Vertigo Coffee

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
        Pine Ridge Vineyards
    hotels around Napa:
        Embassy Suites Napa Valley
        Cottages of Napa Valley
    questions about Napa:
        Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting
        Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area
        Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?
        Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!
        Sightseeing in Napa?

Mount Shasta  (7 answers)

Crater Lake National Park  (24 mentions)

Bend  (17 answers)
    Crux Fermentation Project  (3 mentions)
    10 Barrel Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Bend:
        Jackson's Corner
        Deschutes Brewery
        10 Barrel Brewing
        The Lot
    hotels around Bend:
        McMenamins Old St. Francis School
    questions about Bend:
        Places to visit near Bend, OR?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Bend?

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area  (28 mentions)

Walla Walla  (7 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Spokane, Washington.

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

What are some things to do in Spokane?

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:

Riverfront Park  (2 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 Spokane. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

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

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 Spokane 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 Spokane. Or get a full Los Angeles to Spokane 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 1,203 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 50 minutes
Spokane is the same time as Los Angeles
573 Los Angeles travel answers
13 Bakersfield travel answers
5 San Juan Bautista travel answers
83 Napa travel answers
7 Mount Shasta travel answers
17 Bend travel answers
7 Walla Walla travel answers
16 Spokane travel answers


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