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

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

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Salt Lake City
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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 Midway Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole River. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planning tool.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and Apikuni Falls. Take a break from the city and head to McDonald Creek and Cracker Lake Hike. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park vacation builder website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall, then examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and finally stroll through City Creek Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in June; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 89°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks