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Washington, DC to Salt Lake City drive with pets

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  Washington, DC
 Pittsburgh
 Cleveland
 Chicago
 Des Moines
 Omaha
 North Platte
 Cheyenne
 Rock Springs
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Washington, DC to Salt Lake City

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Washington, DC to Salt Lake City with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Salt Lake City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 4 hours

1:54 pm  Pittsburgh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:59 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at Days Inn Independence
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Days Inn Independence
drive for about 5 hours

4:08 pm  Chicago
stay overnight at W Chicago - City Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from W Chicago - City Center
drive for about 5 hours

3:15 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:23 pm  Omaha
stay overnight at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
drive for about 4 hours

2:00 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:28 pm  Cheyenne
eat at Danielmark's Brewing Company
stay overnight at Central Plaza Hotel Cheyenne
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Central Plaza Hotel Cheyenne
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:39 pm  Rock Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:27 pm  arrive in Salt Lake City
eat at Uinta Brewing
stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salt Lake City West Valley

day 5 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Washington, District of Columbia.

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How many cars do we need?

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.


What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Pittsburgh  (31 answers)
    Bow-Wow Doggie Daycare, Inc.  (1 mention)
    The Dog Stop  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Pittsburgh:
        Double Wide Grill
        Roland's Seafood Grill
        Crazy Mocha Coffee Company
    questions about Pittsburgh:
        First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
        First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?

Cleveland  (44 answers)
    Tremont Valley - Clark Field Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Steelyards  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Cleveland:
        La Bodega
        Civilization
        Great Lakes Brewing Company
        Flying Fig
        McNulty's Bier Markt
    pet-friendly hotels around Cleveland:
        Days Inn Independence
        University Hotel and Suites
        Comfort Inn Downtown Cleveland
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
        Best breweries in Cleveland?

Chicago  (286 answers)
    Shoreline Water Taxi - Sears Tower / Union Station  (1 mention)
    Devoted Pet Sitters  (1 mention)
    Always There Concierge Service  (1 mention)
    Waggin Good Time Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Chicago:
        Kasey’s Tavern
    pet-friendly hotels around Chicago:
        W Chicago - City Center
        Wyndham Blake Chicago
        The Palmer House Hilton
        Hotel Burnham - A Kimpton Hotel
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
    questions about Chicago:
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?

Des Moines  (18 answers)
    DSM Pets  (1 mention)
    DSLA Pet Sitting Services, LLC  (1 mention)
    Jett and Monkey's Dog Shoppe  (1 mention)
    Des Moines Botanical Center  (1 mention)
    Downtown Doggy Daycare, LLC  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Des Moines:
        9th Street Deli & Catering
        Ritual Cafe
        Exile Brewing Co
    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?

Omaha  (17 answers)
    pet-friendly hotels around Omaha:
        DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
        Econo Lodge West Dodge
        Holiday Inn Express Omaha West - 90th Street
        Super 8 Omaha NE
        Baymont Inn and Suites Omaha, NE
        Staybridge Suites Omaha 80th and Dodge
        Premiere Suites of Omaha
        Omaha Travelodge
        Comfort Inn & Suites Omaha
        Studioplus Deluxe West Omaha
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

North Platte  (2 answers)
    pet-friendly restaurants around North Platte:
        SONIC Drive-In

Cheyenne  (13 answers)
    Cheyenne Botanic Gardens  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Cheyenne:
        Danielmark's Brewing Company
        Shadows Pub & Grill
        Chipotle Mexican Grill
    pet-friendly hotels around Cheyenne:
        Central Plaza Hotel Cheyenne
        Nagle Warren Mansion Bed and Breakfast
        The Historic Plains Hotel
        Hitching Post Inn Cheyenne
        Super 8 Cheyenne
        Oak Tree Inn Cheyenne
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Rock Springs  (2 answers)
    Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Rock Springs:
        SONIC Drive-In


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Salt Lake City, Utah.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Salt Lake City?

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 Salt Lake City.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salt Lake City West Valley.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Salt Lake City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Salt Lake City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Uinta Brewing.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Salt Lake City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Salt Lake City?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Salt Lake City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?  (14 answers)

profile  Matt from Orondo, Washington asked:
What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?  (6 answers)

profile  Eric from Moscow asked:
Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?  (4 answers)

profile  Avery from Berkeley asked:
Winter time activities in Salt Lake City  (3 answers)

profile  Liz from Los Angeles asked:
Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Salt Lake City.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Salt Lake City to Washington, DC drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Washington, DC to Salt Lake City. Or get a full Washington, DC to Salt Lake City flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Washington, DC well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Washington, DC!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,084 miles
driving time of 30 hours, 35 minutes
Salt Lake City is 2 hours behind Washington, DC
168 Washington, DC travel answers
31 Pittsburgh travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers
286 Chicago travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
13 Cheyenne travel answers
2 Rock Springs travel answers
63 Salt Lake City travel answers





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