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

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

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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Moose
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation and then trek along Sundance Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Provo City Center Temple, and then engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planning website.

Savannah to Salt Lake City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Savannah in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Loop Road and Midway Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Moose.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Moose

— 4 nights
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Get in touch with nature at Snake River and Wild Things of Wyoming. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amphitheater Lake and Death Canyon. When in Moose, make a side trip to see Lake Solitude in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Spend the 9th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: get outside with Bridger Gondola, take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moose travel route planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moose in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Moose hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trails
Mountains of the Imagination
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains. Unlike most mountain ranges, the Tetons lack foothills, so the jagged peaks shoot straight out of the high plateau of western Wyoming, delivering tremendous vertical reliefs and unobstructed views of perfectly pointy peaks. Beyond offering frame-filling shots for landscape photographers, the park thrills outdoor enthusiasts with 320 km (200 mi) of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. It also boasts numerous rock-climbing routes and waterways teeming with trout. Birders peer through binoculars at bald eagles and osprey here, while wildlife-watchers look for elk, moose, bison, grizzly bears, and mountain lions. While most visitors come in summer, the heavy snow of winter provides a different and equally captivating perspective.