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

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

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

Start: Long Beach
Fly:  5​h
1
Moose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Long Beach

3
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Signal Mountain Summit Road. Step out of Moose with an excursion to Teton National Forest in Cody--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: trek along Jenny Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, and snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Moose itinerary planner .

Long Beach to Moose is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Long Beach in August: highs in Moose hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Teton National Forest
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton National Forest ©
Teton National Forest
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Loop Road. Step out of the city life by going to Uncle Tom's Trail and Hayden Valley. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Plan a Yellowstone National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Moose in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City planning app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 92°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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