8 days in Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Salt Lake City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, thenstroll through Temple Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, thencontemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, and finally take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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Dayton to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Salt Lake City. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

5
nights
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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, hike along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online attractions planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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