10 days in Utah & Wyoming Itinerary

10 days in Utah & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Salt Lake City
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

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.
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Honolulu to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in October, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyonlands National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon, then take a peaceful walk through Targhee National Forest, then get a taste of life in the country at Linn Canyon Ranch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park holiday builder tool.

Getting from Moab to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in October, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 55°F and lows at 28°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot, indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River, and stroll through S Rim Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 25°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.