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Paola (Kansas) to Seattle drive

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  Paola (Kansas)
 Sioux Falls
 Badlands National Park
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Paola (Kansas) to Seattle road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Paola (Kansas) 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 Paola (Kansas) and Seattle. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Paola (Kansas) 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 Paola (Kansas)
drive for about 4 hours

1:50 pm  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:36 pm  Sioux Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Sioux Falls
drive for about 4 hours

1:04 pm  Badlands National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:04 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

8:47 pm  Billings
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 11 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Billings
drive for about 2 hours

1:05 pm  Bozeman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:58 pm  Missoula
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Missoula
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:35 pm  Spokane
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:54 pm  arrive in Seattle
eat at Serious Pie
stay at Ace Hotel

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Paola (Kansas) to Seattle questions

profile  Jessica asked:
How do I plan a round trip with different stops?  (1 answer)

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How to budget my road trip  (1 answer)

Where should I stop along the way?

Omaha  (24 answers)
    Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
    Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
    Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
    The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)
    Omaha Children's Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        M's Pub
        Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
        801 Chophouse at The Paxton
        Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

Sioux Falls  (11 answers)
    questions about Sioux Falls:
        First timer to Sioux Falls- what are the best outdoor things to do/explore?

Badlands National Park  (34 mentions)

Billings  (9 answers)

Bozeman  (21 answers)

Missoula  (12 answers)
    restaurants around Missoula:
        Five on Black
    questions about Missoula:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Missoula?

Spokane  (24 answers)
    Riverfront Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Spokane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?

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 Paola (Kansas) 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 Paola (Kansas) to Seattle. Or get a full Paola (Kansas) 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 Paola (Kansas) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Paola (Kansas)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,930 miles
driving time of 30 hours, 9 minutes
Seattle is 2 hours behind Paola (Kansas)
24 Omaha travel answers
11 Sioux Falls travel answers
9 Billings travel answers
21 Bozeman travel answers
12 Missoula travel answers
24 Spokane travel answers
260 Seattle travel answers


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