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9:00 am start in Pittsburgh
drive for about 12.5 hours
9:29 pm Des Moines
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 12.5 hours
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9:00 am leave from Des Moines
drive for about 11.5 hours
day 2 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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Your starting point is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Des Moines (18 answers)
questions about Des Moines:
What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?
Your final destination is Vail, Colorado.
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Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Vail.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Vail Ski Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Minturn Saloon, which was mentioned 2 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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