Road Trip From Los Angeles to Seattle | Road Trip USA

Road Trip From Los Angeles to Seattle | Road Trip USA

A couple weeks ago, we took a road trip from LA to Seattle as part of reliving a childhood road trip.

Road Trip USA | Travel guide for a road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle.

Click on each link to see the things you should do for each stop.

ROAD TRIP FROM LOS ANGELES TO SEATTLE STOPS:

0. Los Angeles – 101 Things to Do in LA Bucket List

Urban Light LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

1. San Francisco – 101 Things to Do in SF

Can't visit SF without visiting the Golden Gate Bridge + Best Places to Stop on Your Los Angeles to Seattle Road Trip // Local Adventurer

2. Mount Shasta

Road Trip USA | Mount Shasta stop on a Roadtrip from Los Angeles to Seattle.

3. Crater Lake National Park

Road trips from Los Angeles | Crater Lake National Park stop on a road trip from los angeles to seattle.

4. Portland – 101 Things to Do in Portland Oregon

Road Trip America | Stopping at Blue Star Donuts in Portland on our Road trip from los angeles to seattle.

5. Seattle – 101 Things to Do in Seattle Washington

West Coast Road Trip Ideas - Pike's Place Market Seattle Washington stop on a road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle.

DETOURS TO TAKE

We tried to take the most direct route, but if you have some time and want to make a few detours, here are some worthwhile ones:

If you have more than 2 weeks, we even suggest you cut over to the Pacific Coast Highway and do the stretch from Big Sur in California all the way up to Reedsport in Oregon before going back onto I-5 (to Portland). These are some great stops on coast:

If you don’t mind skipping Portland, we recommend doing the entire Oregon Coast drive. Check out our guide to all 363 miles of Oregon Coast!

After Seattle, for our next adventure, we took the Edmonds-Kingston ferry to get from Seattle to Olympic National Park. First time on a car ferry! See our next adventure: what to see at Olympic National Park.

Edmonds Kingston Ferry after our road trip from LA to Seattle.
Where to next?
West Coast Road Trip Ideas | Road trip from LA to Seattle.
Olympic National Park photo from one of our favorite road trips | Road trips from Los Angeles.

This is the year of road trips for us. We’ve taken some pretty epic cross-country road trips over the past two years. Three of them were Atlanta to Los Angeles. Now that we’ve done so many, it’s hard to believe, but it no longer seems like such a long drive. Our all time favorite road trip was when we drove along the southern border of the US to San Diego, up to Seattle, then beelined it diagonally across the US back to Atlanta. It took us a month and a half, and I still feel like there’s a lot that we missed in between! There really is so much beauty just within the States that we have yet to explore. I think we need to take a full year off and just rent an RV. ;)

If you need some inspiration to hit the road, check out New York Time’s 36 hours / 150 weekends in US & Canada.

What’s an epic road trip you’ve taken? What were your fave stops? What road trips do you want to take?

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