11 days in Salt Lake City & Keystone Itinerary

11 days in Salt Lake City & Keystone Itinerary

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11 days in Salt Lake City & Keystone Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Keystone
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then make a trip to Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To find out how to plan a trip to Salt Lake City, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
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8
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more), Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, cruise along Needles Highway, and explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Keystone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 51°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, South Dakota, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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