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The Ultimate 24 Hour Seattle Itinerary: What to do, see, and eat

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Every time we visit the Pacific Northwest, we fall more in love with it! The mountains, the waterfalls, the food, the coffee… what’s not to love?! And our most recent trip to Seattle was no exception! We had a little over 24 hours to explore the city, and we crammed in as much as we possibly could! So, if you're trying to figure out what to do on your next layover or a overnight trip in Seattle, you've come to the right place! And once you've finished here, be sure to check out our "24 Hours in Seattle" vlog on our YouTube channel!

And if you would like a FREE "24 Hours in Seattle Itinerary" printable , scroll down to the bottom of this page!


Day 1:

10:00 a.m. - Catch Light Rail from SeaTac Airport to Downtown (40 min. ride)

11:00 a.m. - Drop bags at hotel

12:00 p.m. - Explore/Lunch at Pike Place Market

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  • Biscuit Bitch

  • Crumpet Shop

  • Lowell’s

  • Piroshky Piroshky

  • Le Panier

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  • Pike Place Chowder

  • Jack’s Fish Spot

  • Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar

  • Market Grill

  • Oriental Mart

  • Country Dough

  • Uli’s Sausage

  • Emerald City Fish & Chips

  • Lowell’s

  • Pike Brewing Company

  • Old Stove Brewing

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  • Beecher’s Cheese (Mac & Cheese)

  • Rachel’s Ginger Beer

  • El Mercado Latino - Empanadas

  • Mexican Grocery - Tacos & Conchas

  • Turkish Delight - Pides & Baklava

  • Mee Sum Pastry - Hom Bow (fluffy baked bun filled with bright-red barbecue pork) or an order of supersized Shu Mai.

  • Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

Pike Place Market, Beecher's Cheese, Beecher's, Seattle
Pike Place Market, Seattle, Rachel's Ginger Beer


  • Piroshky, Piroshky

  • Daily Dozen Doughnuts (cash only)

  • Shug’s Soda Fountain

  • Ellenos Yogurt


  • Storyville Coffee

  • Starbucks (flagship store - across the street from Pike Place Market)

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2:00 p.m. - Explore Downtown

  • Waterfront Park

  • The Seattle Great Wheel

  • Olympic Sculpture Park

  • Gum Wall (Under/behind Pike Place Market)

  • Cone & Steiner - neighborhood market featuring local artisans

  • Thrift Shops

  • Goodwill South Lake Union

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4:00 p.m. - Check-in to hotel/freshen up

5:30 p.m. - Kerry Park

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6:45 p.m. - Drinks/Small Plates

  • Smith Tower Observatory Bar

  • Old Stove Brewing

  • Nest Rooftop Bar

  • The Fog Room

  • Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar - Happy Hour 4-9

  • Pike Brewing Co.

  • Cloudburst Brewing

  • Reuben’s Brews

  • Maximilien Restaurant (french food, rooftop with view of wheel & pier)

8:00 p.m. - Dinner

  • Von’s 1000 Spirit’s

  • Old Stove Brewing (Burgers & Pizza)

  • Rocco’s (Pizza)

  • The 5 Point Cafe

  • Pike Brewing Co.

  • The Pink Door

Day 2:

8:45 a.m. - Catch ferry to Bainbridge Island (40 min. ride)

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9:30 a.m. - Explore Bainbridge Island/Walk to breakfast

Bainbridge Island

10:15 a.m. - Coffee/Pastries at Pegasus Coffee

Bainbridge Island, Pegasus Coffee

11:30 a.m. - Catch ferry back to Seattle (40 min. ride)

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12:30 p.m. - Grab some mini doughnuts for later at Daily Dozen (in Pike Place Market)

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12:45 p.m. - Lunch at/near Pike Place Market & Waterfront Park

  • Ivar’s Fish Bar

  • Elliott’s Oyster House

  • The Fisherman’s Restaurant

  • The Crab Pot

  • Athenian

  • Pike Place Chowder

  • Jack’s Fish Spot

  • Market Grill

  • Oriental Mart

  • Country Dough

  • Uli’s Sausage

  • Emerald City Fish & Chips

  • Lowell’s

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1:45 p.m. - Go see the Space Needle up close and personal

Seattle, Space Needle

2:45 p.m. - Pickup bags from hotel

3:15 p.m. - Take Light Rail from Downtown to SeaTac Airport (40 min. ride)


We hope that this itinerary makes planning for your Seattle trip a little easier so you can spend more time enjoying the trip and exploring all that Seattle has to offer! Let us know your favorite things to do in Seattle, and please check out our “24 Hours in Seattle” vlog to see more of our experience in this beautiful city! And don't forget to Click HERE for access to our FREE digital library for all of our printable itineraries (including Seattle)! Happy Adventuring in Seattle!


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