15 days in Grand Junction & Brainerd Itinerary

15 days in Grand Junction & Brainerd Itinerary

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15 days in Grand Junction & Brainerd Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Brainerd
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, then do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

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Las Vegas to Grand Junction is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Junction. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Junction at 93°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Brainerd.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Meadery of the Rockies
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Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

12
nights
Brainerd

Brainerd ©
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brainerd: Onamia (Mille Lacs Kathio State Park & Grand Casino Mille Lacs), Jay Cooke State Park (in Carlton) and Little Falls (Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along Paul Bunyan State Trail, admire all the interesting features of Brainerd International Raceway, have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, and immerse yourself in nature at Banning State Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Junction to Brainerd. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Junction to Brainerd. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, expect Brainerd to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 59°F. On the 8th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brainerd

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Side Trips

Little Falls, Onamia, Minnesota, Crosby, Moose Lake State Park
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Jay Cooke State Park ©
Jay Cooke State Park
Brainerd International Raceway ©
Brainerd International Raceway
The Classic at Madden's Golf Course ©

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