15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Salt Lake City
— 7 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately West Yellowstone away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and trek along Natural Bridge Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online itinerary builder.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple. Let the collections at Natural History Museum of Utah and Thanksgiving Point capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Ogden (Hill Aerospace Museum & Treehouse Children's Museum), New World Distillery (in Eden) and Provo (BYU Earth Science Museum & Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Hutchings Museum, get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum, take a memorable drive along Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, and shop like a local with Art at the Main Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get much warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 95°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lehi, Park City, Ogden, Provo, New World Distillery
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

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