11 days in Salt Lake City & San Diego Itinerary

11 days in Salt Lake City & San Diego Itinerary

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11 days in Salt Lake City & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum of Utah and Hill Aerospace Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (in Brigham City) and Park City (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Main Street Historic District, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

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Washington DC to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Salt Lake City is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Park City, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Hill Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and San Diego Bay Walk. USS Midway Museum and Embarcadero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to San Diego. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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