11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Alpine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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 4th (Wed): admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, then view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, then walk around Ensign Peak Park, and finally stroll around Memory Grove Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder.

Newark to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 67°F. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Alpine.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Alpine

— 2 nights
Alpine is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of The Cakebread Ranch and then relax in the rural setting at Haderlie Farms. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Targhee National Forest and then sample the tasty concoctions at Melvin Brewing Company.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alpine road trip website.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Alpine takes 4 hours. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Alpine, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Alpine

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Roosevelt Arch, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Alpine to Gardiner takes 4.5 hours. In August in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Observation Point Trail, Blue Star Spring, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

On the 13th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from West Yellowstone to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 92°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.