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Seattle to Houston drive

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

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Seattle to Houston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle to Houston. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Seattle and Houston. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Seattle and Houston. 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 4.5 hours

2:25 pm  Walla Walla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:38 pm  Boise
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

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

2:25 pm  Ogden
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:06 pm  Rock Springs
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Rock Springs
drive for about 5 hours

4:05 pm  Denver
stay overnight at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:29 pm  Kit Carson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:29 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

5:52 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 6 hours

3:01 pm  Dallas
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 5:31 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:58 pm  arrive in Houston
stay at Hotel ZaZa

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 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?

Walla Walla  (7 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?

Ogden  (3 answers)

Rock Springs  (2 answers)

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
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    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?

Kit Carson

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

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?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Houston, Texas.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

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 Houston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel ZaZa, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Houston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Uchi, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Gatlin's BBQ  (5 mentions)
Hugo's  (4 mentions)
Goode Company Barbeque  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Houston?

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:

Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 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 Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
Best Mexican restaurants in town?  (15 answers)

profile  Meradith from Scottsdale asked:
Young Professional Neighborhood  (10 answers)

profile  Geraldine from asked:
Favorite places to eat in Houston?  (9 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?  (8 answers)

profile  Norma from asked:
MD Anderson patient  (8 answers)

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




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 Houston 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 Houston. Or get a full Seattle to Houston 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!





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





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