12 days in Salt Lake City & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in Salt Lake City & Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Salt Lake City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Square and The Tabernacle. Visiting Mirror Lake Scenic Byway and Aspen Grove Family Camp will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Horsetail Falls (in Alpine), Battle Creek Falls (in Pleasant Grove) and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and hike along The Living Room Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City route site.

Durham to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. June in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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American Fork Canyon ©
American Fork Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway ©
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg National Military Park. Step out of the city life by going to Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: RdV Vineyards (in Delaplane), Little Library (in Vienna) and Desert Rose Ranch & Winery (in Hume). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get advice or help at Library of Congress, look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, and stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip tool.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Washington DC is 2 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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