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Tampa to Seattle drive

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  Tampa
 Atlanta
 Nashville
 St. Louis
 Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
 Fort Collins
 Temple Square
 Boise
   Seattle 
driving   /   7 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Tampa to Seattle road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Tampa 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 Tampa and Seattle. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Tampa 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 Tampa
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:25 pm  Atlanta
stay overnight at W Atlanta - Midtown
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from W Atlanta - Midtown
drive for about 4 hours

3:04 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 5 hours

1:54 pm  St. Louis
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:54 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

8:36 pm  eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Kansas City
drive for about 11 hours

8:03 pm  Fort Collins
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Fort Collins
drive for about 7 hours

4:59 pm  Temple Square
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from Temple Square
drive for about 6 hours

4:46 pm  Boise
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 6 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 7

10:00 am  leave from Boise
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:33 pm  arrive in Seattle
eat at Serious Pie
stay at Ace Hotel

day 7 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Atlanta  (133 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    hotels around Atlanta:
        W Atlanta - Midtown
        The Westin Peachtree Plaza
        Artmore Hotel
        Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection
        The Highland Inn
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?

Nashville  (163 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?
        Best Location to Stay

St. Louis  (81 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    questions about St. Louis:
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

Fort Collins  (24 answers)
    New Belgium Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Killer Rabbit  (2 mentions)
    White Balcony  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Fort Collins:
        Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
        Charco Broiler
    questions about Fort Collins:
        Gift certificate idea for a Fort Collins resident?
        Best steak houses in Fort Collins?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Fort Collins?

Temple Square  (11 mentions)

Boise  (29 answers)
    Idaho State Capitol Building  (2 mentions)
    questions about Boise:
        What do you do and where to eat in Boise, ID?
        Best free things to do in Boise?


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 3,091 miles
driving time of 44 hours, 52 minutes
Seattle is 3 hours behind Tampa
64 Tampa travel answers
133 Atlanta travel answers
163 Nashville travel answers
81 St. Louis travel answers
24 Fort Collins travel answers
29 Boise travel answers
260 Seattle travel answers





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