The driving time from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California is:

16 hours, 49 minutes

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Driving time from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA

How long is the drive from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA? The total driving time is 16 hours, 49 minutes.

Your trip begins in Seattle, Washington. It ends in Los Angeles, California.

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA.

You can also calculate the cost to drive from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA based on current local gas prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA.

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There is so much to see and do when you drive from Seattle to Los Angeles.

The 2 questions to ask are: How much time do you have for this road trip? How far from the highway would you like to drive?

If you are looking to visit national parks, we suggest Mt. Rainier National Park, Crater Lake National Park and Redwood National Park.

Mt. Rainier National Park offers scenic drives, hiking and mountain climbing. It is best to visit from late May to early October. Many of the park roads are closed during winter. The park is located in west-central Washington state and within 200 miles from Seattle and Portland.

Crater National Park is open all year, but winter access is limited. The roads may be closed as early as mid-October. Snowshoeing and snowmobiling are available from November through late April. In summer, hike, swim, fish, camp or get the view of the Wizard Island from Watchman Overlook. Boat tours, trolley tours or ranger-guided programs are available in summer as well.

Redwood National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, oak woodlands, prairies and redwoods, the tallest trees on Earth. For more information on the national parks visit

Seattle, Washington

City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: United States
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Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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