20 days in Salt Lake City, Midwest & Cheyenne Itinerary

20 days in Salt Lake City, Midwest & Cheyenne Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Custer
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Brainerd
— 1 night
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Walker
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Lake Itasca
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Ely
— 1 night
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Aitkin
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 1 night
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Oshkosh
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Waterford
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Franklin
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Kalamazoo
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Grand Junction
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South Haven
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Chicago
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Omaha
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North Platte
— 1 night
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Cheyenne
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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Great Salt Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Great Salt Lake.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City holiday planner.

Pleasanton to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pleasanton to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Pleasanton in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Custer.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Crazy Horse Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Custer day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Custer in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in June; daily highs in Custer reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Custer to Sioux Falls by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in June: high temperatures in Sioux Falls hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brainerd.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Brainerd

— 1 night
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Safari North.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brainerd day trip site.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Brainerd by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Walker.

Things to do in Brainerd

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Walker

Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Circle of Time and then look for all kinds of wild species at Leech Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Walker trip planner.

Drive from Brainerd to Walker in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Walker are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Walker

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Lake Itasca

— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Itasca attractions website.

You can drive from Walker to Lake Itasca in an hour. In June in Lake Itasca, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Nature · Parks
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Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ely trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lake Itasca to Ely in 4 hours. In June, Ely is slightly colder than Lake Itasca - with highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aitkin.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aitkin

— 1 night
Aitkin is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Main Street and then stroll around Croft Mine Historical Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aitkin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Aitkin takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Aitkin are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Aitkin

Parks

Side Trip

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Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aerial Lift Bridge, Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Lakewalk. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk and then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Duluth online travel route planner.

Drive from Aitkin to Duluth in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Aitkin in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oshkosh.

Things to do in Duluth

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Oshkosh

— 1 night
Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States, located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago from the west. On the 29th (Tue), walk around Lakeside Park, see the interesting displays at The History Museum at the Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Paine Art Center and Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oshkosh holiday planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Oshkosh in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Duluth in June, expect Oshkosh to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Oshkosh

Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Waterford

— 1 night
Waterford is a village in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ten Chimneys.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Waterford trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Oshkosh to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Waterford are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites

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Franklin

Harley-Davidson Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Franklin trip builder website.

Franklin is very close to Waterford. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums

Side Trip

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Kalamazoo

— 1 night
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum and then stop by Confections with Convictions.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kalamazoo online journey planner.

You can drive from Franklin to Kalamazoo in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Kalamazoo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Junction

Columbia Township is a civil township of Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kalamazoo to Grand Junction takes an hour. July in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to South Haven.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

South Haven

South Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Haven journey planning site.

South Haven is just a short distance from Grand Junction. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in South Haven

Museums
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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip builder.

Traveling by car from South Haven to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Haven to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from South Haven in July, with lows around 67°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 3rd (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines driving holiday planner.

Getting from Chicago to Des Moines by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Omaha trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks
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North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll around Cody Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Cody Trading Post.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our North Platte trip planner.

You can drive from Omaha to North Platte in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in North Platte when traveling from Omaha in July, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Cheyenne

— 2 nights
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 6th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, then appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and then delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cheyenne day trip tool.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Cheyenne takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from North Platte in July, Cheyenne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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You can fly from Cheyenne to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cheyenne in July, with highs in Salt Lake City at 95°F and lows at 70°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games