Seattle does sustainable living, technology industries, outdoor adventure, festivals and microbreweries well. It's a 'green' city in both senses of the word. The locals are a breed who don't mind the grey skies – the surrounding parks, waterways, mountains and trails are there to be explored, so they are. Whatever the weather. If you're here in July or August you're statistically more likely to be greeted by clear skies and this is the time to ascend the city's iconic Space Needle, just so you can say you've done it.
Notable (and quirky) cultural attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, the Science Fiction Museum and Seattle Metaphysical Library. The Seattle Film Festival is also the longest-running in the USA. Bumbershoot is a huge music and arts festival, running since 1971, and held during the Labor Day weekend (September).
Feeling active? Ask a local where the best places are to walk, hike, cycle, boat, run – they're a friendly bunch and will have you covered.
Looking for more than just a flight? A Seattle holiday package includes flights, accommodation, and often other extras like tours or car hire. View our Seattle packages.
Seattle Airport (SEA)
Flights from Australia to Seattle will disembark at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located just over 23 km from Seattle and is a major hub for Alaskan Airlines. The airport is the 17th busiest in the Unites States.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Book your Seattle Airport accommodation.
Getting to Seattle
There are many airlines that offer flights to Seattle from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu or Vancouver take between 18 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Los Angeles take between 21 and 24 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Los Angeles take 20 hours. Flights from Perth via Sydney and Los Angeles take 25 hours and 10 minutes.
Airlines that fly to Seattle
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Seattle from Australia include:
For more information on Seattle holidays check out our Seattle travel guide.