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Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

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Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

Could someone tell me how long it would take to drive from Kamloops to Seattle? Is it do-able in one day?

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1. Re: Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

its doable. Here are directions to downtown seattle:

Maneuvers Distance Maps

1: Start out going WEST on VICTORIA ST toward 1ST AVE. <0.1 miles Map

2: Turn LEFT onto 1ST AVE. 0.3 miles Map

3: Turn RIGHT onto COLUMBIA ST W. 1.3 miles Map

4: Take the TRANS CANADA HWY WEST / HWY-1 W / HWY-5 S ramp. 0.3 miles Map

5: Merge onto PROVINCIAL ROUTE 5 S (Portions toll). 120.1 miles Map

6: Keep LEFT at the fork to go on PROVINCIAL ROUTE 3 W / CROWSNEST HWY W. 3.9 miles Map

7: PROVINCIAL ROUTE 3 W / CROWSNEST HWY W becomes PROVINCIAL ROUTE 1 W / TRANS CANADA HWY W. 48.4 miles Map

8: Take the HWY-11 exit- EXIT 92- toward ABBOTSFORD / MISSION / SUMAS USA. 0.4 miles Map

9: Turn LEFT onto SUMAS WAY / PROVINCIAL ROUTE 11. 2.1 miles Map

10: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto DOUGLAS ST (Crossing into *UNITED STATES* WASHINGTON). 0.1 miles Map

11: DOUGLAS ST becomes unnamed road. 0.1 miles Map

12: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto CHERRY ST / WA-9. 0.5 miles Map

13: Turn RIGHT onto W FRONT ST / WA-9. Continue to follow WA-9. 3.9 miles Map

14: Turn LEFT onto NOOKSACK RD / WA-9. Continue to follow WA-9. 3.2 miles Map

15: Turn LEFT onto WA-9 / S PASS RD. <0.1 miles Map

16: Turn RIGHT onto NOOKSACK RD / WA-9. Continue to follow WA-9. 6.3 miles Map

17: Turn RIGHT onto WA-542 / MT BAKER HWY. Continue to follow WA-542. 9.9 miles Map

18: Merge onto I-5 S. 89.2 miles Map

19: Take EXIT 165A toward JAMES ST.. 0.3 miles Map

20: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 6TH AVE. 0.1 miles Map

21: Turn LEFT onto JAMES ST. 0.5 miles Map

22: JAMES ST becomes E CHERRY ST. 0.6 miles Map

23: Turn LEFT onto 21ST AVE. 0.1 miles Map

24: End at Seattle, WA 98122, US Map

Total Est. Time: 4 hours, 58 minutes Total Est. Distance: 292.53 miles

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2. Re: Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

It would be about a six hour drive, mapquest.com shows ~465km. I haven't done it for a while but that number seems to ring a bell. The best route to cross the border is at Sumas crossing near Abbotsford. Some good backroads to Bellingham and then south to Seattle.

Enjoy your trip.

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3. Re: Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

Thank you both - sounds good.

I just realised we'll actually be going to Bremerton - would that be longer or shorter?

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4. Re: Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

to Bremerton you have to take a ferry from downtown Seattle. Its a 60 minute crossing and it doesn't run all that often. You could take the Edmonds ferry north of Seattle to save some time and drive from there. Look at the Washington State Ferry web site for Edmond Kingston or Seattle-Bremerton routes.

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5. Re: Drive from Kamloops to Seattle?

Thanks for the info - looks like a long day :-)