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Seattle to Anaheim drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets


Seattle to Anaheim road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle to Anaheim. If you're planning a road trip to Anaheim, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Seattle and Anaheim. 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 Seattle
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:43 pm  Portland
eat at Voodoo Doughnuts
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 4:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:39 pm  Eugene
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Eugene
drive for about 3 hours

10:49 am  Medford
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:19 pm  Redding
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:19 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:48 pm  Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:48 pm
drive for about 3 hours

9:41 pm  Fresno
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Fresno
drive for about 4 hours

1:05 pm  Santa Barbara
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:20 pm  arrive in Anaheim
eat at House of Blues
stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Seattle, Washington.

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?

Portland  (219 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?
        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
        Portland in mid-March
Eugene  (11 answers)
    questions about Eugene:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eugene?
Medford  (8 answers)
Redding  (6 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?
Sacramento  (39 answers)
    California State Railroad Museum  (6 mentions)
    California State Capitol Museum  (3 mentions)
    58 Degrees & Holding Co.  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Sacramento:
        Ella Dining Room & Bar
        Rick's Dessert Diner
        Delta King Hotel
        The Rind
        Mulvaney's B&L
    questions about Sacramento:
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
Fresno  (5 answers)
Santa Barbara  (185 answers)
    Butterfly Beach  (7 mentions)
    Bacara Resort & Spa  (6 mentions)
    Hendry's Beach  (4 mentions)
    Stearns Wharf  (4 mentions)
    The Funk Zone  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Barbara:
        McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
        La Super-Rica Taqueria
        The Lark - Santa Barbara
        Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
        The Palace Grill
    questions about Santa Barbara:
        Favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara?
        Bachelorette Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara
        Best Beach in Santa Barbara?
        24 hours in Santa Barbara, what do I have to see/eat/do?
        Santa Barbara wine country ideas?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Anaheim, California.

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



Where's the best place to stay in Anaheim?

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 Anaheim.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Anabella Hotel  (4 mentions)

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





Where's the best place to eat in Anaheim?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest House of Blues, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion  (2 mentions)
Playground  (2 mentions)
The Packing House  (2 mentions)
Anepalco's Cafe  (2 mentions)

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





What are some things to do in Anaheim?

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:

Disneyland  (42 mentions)
Knott's Berry Farm  (10 mentions)
Disneyland Park  (6 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 Anaheim. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Scott from San Francisco asked:
Disneyland Fireworks - best place to see them NOT at the park  (4 answers)

profile  Kelly from Massachusetts asked:
LAX to Disneyland  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Anaheim?  (2 answers)

profile  Amy from Kansas City (Missouri) asked:
Anaheim food & drink (for grown-ups)?  (1 answer)

profile  Tina from Connecticut asked:
Traveling with teenagers, look for cool places to stay stop along the way.  (1 answer)

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





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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,162 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 36 minutes
Anaheim is the same time as Seattle
248 Seattle travel answers
219 Portland travel answers
11 Eugene travel answers
8 Medford travel answers
6 Redding travel answers
39 Sacramento travel answers
5 Fresno travel answers
185 Santa Barbara travel answers
33 Anaheim travel answers





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