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Spokane to Portland via Seattle

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Spokane to Portland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Spokane to Portland. If you're planning a road trip to Portland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Spokane
drive for about 59 minutes

11:59 am  Ritzville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

1:46 pm  Moses Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:58 pm  Ellensburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Ellensburg
drive for about 2 hours

11:49 am  Seattle
eat at Serious Pie
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:04 pm  Longview (Washington)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:04 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

7:59 pm  arrive in Portland
eat at Voodoo Doughnuts
stay at Ace Hotel Portland

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Spokane to Portland questions

profile  Kathleen asked:
Road conditions in winter  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Ritzville

Moses Lake

Ellensburg  (2 answers)

Seattle  (303 answers)
    Pike Place Market  (113 mentions)
    Space Needle  (54 mentions)
    Experience Music Project  (25 mentions)
    Pioneer Square  (25 mentions)
    Kerry Park  (24 mentions)
    restaurants around Seattle:
        Serious Pie
        Cafe Campagne
        Piroshky Piroshky
        Original Starbucks
        Matt's in The Market
    questions about Seattle:
        Is the Space Needle worth seeing?
        Best free things to do in Seattle?
        2-day solo trip to Seattle - What to do?
        Where are the most photogenic areas in Seattle?
        What are the best restaurants in Seattle?

Longview (Washington)


Where's the best place to stay in Portland?

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 Portland.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Ace Hotel Portland, which was mentioned 8 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Nines, Portland  (7 mentions)
Hotel Monaco Portland  (4 mentions)
The Heathman Hotel  (3 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Portland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Voodoo Doughnuts, which was mentioned 27 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Tasty N Sons  (11 mentions)
Lardo  (10 mentions)
Potato Champion  (9 mentions)
Pok Pok Restaurant  (9 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Portland?

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:

Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
Timberline Lodge  (12 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 Portland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?  (40 answers)

profile  Matt from Atlanta asked:
Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?  (12 answers)

profile  Beverly from San Luis Obispo asked:
Best coffee shops in Portland  (10 answers)

profile  Beth from Maryland asked:
Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?  (9 answers)

profile  Marilyn from Vancouver asked:
Artsy area with fun little shops  (8 answers)

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




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




At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 452 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 59 minutes
38 Spokane travel answers
2 Ellensburg travel answers
303 Seattle travel answers
1 Longview (Washington) travel answer
275 Portland travel answers





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