11 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

11 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Salt Lake City Itinerary

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Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Massapequa

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Denver — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Bear Creek Lake Park, then admire the majestic nature at Robert Clement Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Chatfield State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, work some fitness into your day at Boulder Creek Path, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip site.

Massapequa to Denver is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Massapequa to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Massapequa in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Observation Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Salt Lake City — 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Provo Canyon and George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park. Take a break from the city and head to City Creek Canyon and Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Ogden (Waterfall Canyon Trail, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more), Mount Timpanogos Trails (in Sundance) and Murdock Canal Trail (in Orem). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo City Center Temple, cast your line with Mayfly Guide Service, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and make a splash at AQUA x ZONE.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip maker site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 95°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips