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Seattle to Los Angeles drive

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  Seattle
 Portland
 Eugene
 Grants Pass
 Redding
 Oakland
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 Los Olivos
   Los Angeles 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Seattle to Los Angeles road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle to Los Angeles. If you're planning a road trip to Los Angeles, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Seattle and Los Angeles. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Seattle and Los Angeles. 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
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 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Eugene
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:22 am  Grants Pass
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:19 pm  Redding
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:19 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:40 pm  Oakland
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Oakland
drive for about 3 hours

1:07 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:07 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:24 pm  Los Olivos
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:24 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:44 pm  arrive in Los Angeles
eat at Gjelina
stay at Shutters On the Beach

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Seattle to Los Angeles questions

profile  Megan from Los Angeles asked:
Road Trip from Los Angeles to Seattle. Where to stop?  (2 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 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
        Outdoor sports in and around Portland

Eugene  (11 answers)
    questions about Eugene:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eugene?

Grants Pass  (4 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?

Oakland  (47 answers)
    Lake Merritt  (16 mentions)
    UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
    Jack London Square  (7 mentions)
    Ici Ice Cream  (5 mentions)
    College Ave  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Oakland:
        Chez Panisse
        Arinell Pizza Inc
        Cheese Board Bakery & Cheese
        The Trappist
        Comal
    questions about Oakland:
        What is Oakland like?
        First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore
        Best free things to do in Oakland?
        A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oakland for a first time visitor?

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

Los Olivos  (15 answers)
    Firestone Vineyard  (3 mentions)
    Fess Parker Winery  (3 mentions)
    Blackjack Ranch  (2 mentions)
    Saarloos And Sons Tasting Room  (2 mentions)
    Ostrichland USA Inc  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Olivos:
        Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
        Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop
        Industrial Eats
        Hitching Post II
        Grappolo


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Los Angeles, California.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Los Angeles to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Shutters On the Beach, which was mentioned 36 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Erwin  (30 mentions)
The Standard Downtown LA  (20 mentions)
Ace Hotel Los Angeles  (17 mentions)
The Huntley Hotel  (15 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Los Angeles?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Gjelina, which was mentioned 44 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Perch  (25 mentions)
Bottega Louie  (18 mentions)
Grand Central Market  (16 mentions)
Bestia  (15 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Los Angeles?

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:

Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
Third Street Promenade  (55 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 Los Angeles. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Michelle from Mesa asked:
Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?  (27 answers)

profile  Maxime from Los Angeles asked:
What's your favorite burger in L.A?  (26 answers)

profile  Clement from Singapore asked:
Free things to do in Los Angeles?  (24 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?  (20 answers)

profile  Nicole from Minneapolis asked:
Best restaurants in Los Angeles?  (19 answers)

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




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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. Or get a full Seattle to Los Angeles 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 1,135 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 20 minutes
Los Angeles is the same time as Seattle
248 Seattle travel answers
219 Portland travel answers
11 Eugene travel answers
4 Grants Pass travel answers
6 Redding travel answers
47 Oakland travel answers
15 Los Olivos travel answers
573 Los Angeles travel answers





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