Road Trip from Seattle to San Francisco

The stretch of highways between Seattle and San Francisco offer some incredible, scenic views and plenty of unique attractions worth exploring. This tends to be a less crowded stretch of Highway 1 vs. Los Angeles to San Francisco. Over the summer, rent a convertible in Seattle and hit the open road to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Going in a cooler season? Grab an SUV and travel in comfort amongst the evergreens dotting the highway and ocean coastline running parallel to your route. We’ve compiled a list of recommendations to give you an exciting and memorable road trip. All you have to do is get started. The best way is to be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.

Drive Time from Seattle to San Francisco: approximately 10 hours
Distance from Seattle to San Francisco: approximately 575 miles
Best Car for This Road Trip: Convertible or SUV


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